Hugo Greer-Walker > Greene & Greene > Bury St Edmunds, England > Lawyer Profile
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Hugo qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined Greene & Greene in January 2020. Previously at Clifford Chance, Halliwells and Stone King, Hugo is a highly experienced, commercial and practical lawyer.
Hugo has experience of most aspects of commercial property, including acquisitions, disposals, investment and development work, landlord and tenant, finance and occupier work. Hugo understands the needs of clients and will always work proactively to find solutions that are in your interests. Hugo’s transaction management skills are second to none in terms of organisation, energy, communication and determination to get the job done.
The agricultural and rural affairs practice at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds has a diverse client base that ranges from long-established estate owners to new investors. It frequently handles farm sales, Settled Land Act matters, tenancies and succession planning. Lead partner Jonathan Mathers is a key adviser to farming partnerships and companies, trusts, investors and charities. Property specialist Hugo Greer-Walker advised Viscountess Marcia Blakenham and The Honourable Caspar Hare on the complex sale of part of their estate to facilitate a large warehouse development on neighbouring land which is being built on the A14 corridor. The sale had to balance the interests of the Scottish Power wind turbine scheme and the adjoining glasshouse agricultural business.
The construction practice at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is ‘easily accessible and responses are always very prompt‘, and clients praise the firm’s ‘clear and concise advice‘. It frequently acts for funders, developers, contractors and sub-contractors on large-scale projects and high-value construction disputes. Sarah Western leads the construction practice and ‘goes above and beyond to ensure total client satisfaction‘. Litigation partners Rob Adam and Michael Batty and residential and commercial development specialist Hugo Greer-Walker (who is ‘‘very efficient, friendly and highly knowledgeable‘ also play key roles in the practice. Associate Anna Britland is also recommended for public procurement and state aid matters.
Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds provides ‘clear, concise and prompt advice‘ and clients remark that the firm is ‘very efficient, friendly and willing to help in whatever way possible‘. Practice head Tim Mendes da Costa‘s work includes acting for a FTSE-listed company in its purchase of a prime development site for its new HQ at Suffolk Business Park. The ‘thorough, conscious and practical‘ Hugo Greer-Walker handles both transaction work and landlord/tenant matters. He advised Viscountess Marcia Blakenham and The Honourable Caspar Hare on the sale of part of the Blakenham Estate. Sally Whatley-Brown who joined from Atkins Dellow LLP is recommended for high-value sales and lease transactions. Associate Julia Cardy is experienced in acting for owners and occupiers of commercial premises. Neil Grigg left to become a private property consultant.
- Agriculture and estates - East Anglia > Private client
- Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia - East Anglia > Real estate
- Construction - East Anglia > Real estate
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- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia