Samantha East > Greenwoods GRM > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile

Greenwoods GRM

Work Department

Commercial Property




Sam brings a strong commercial aptitude linked with technical skill and in-depth understanding of a clients’ business and needs.

Sam acts on all aspects of commercial real estate, including landlord and tenant, acquisitions and sales, development and option arrangements. She continues to act in relation to a strategically important option agreement and as part of the corporate support team in relation to a listing on AIM.

Sam has a solid background of experience in existing and new build residential, commercial and mixed developments, and is a specialist in the provision of development and investment funding by financial institutions to the real estate industry having spent a number of years within specialist real estate finance teams.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Peterborough

Greenwoods GRM handles high-value work for clients in the development, investment, financial, education, charitable and food sectors. The firm’s portfolio clients include a local property company with more than 100 properties, a major motor dealer with a national portfolio, a nationwide charity, a white goods manufacturer, and a publishing company. Karin Horsley leads the practice, supported by partners Samantha East and Stephen Illingworth. Horsley handles high-value transactions for both UK and overseas clients; East focuses on secured lending in the property sector; and Illingworth frequently acts for developers.

East Anglia > Finance > Banking and finance

The merger in 2018 that created Greenwoods GRM gave the firm a stronger presence in the banking and finance market thanks to its team of five lawyers in the London office. In East Anglia, practice head Alastair Gunn is the key partner. He works closely with real estate partners Karin Horsley and Samantha East, and litigation associate Jamie McConnell, to advise financial institutions in the UK and overseas.