Melanie Benson > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court
LONDON
WC2R 0EX
England

Work Department

Property

Position

Specialises in all aspects of real estate with specialism in landlord and tenant in relation to media, retail and fashion, and high-end residential for both UK and non-UK residents. Melanie acts for retailers, media clients and private property companies including Ben Sherman Group Ltd, Victoria Beckham, Really Useful Group Ltd, Royal National Theatre, Take 2/Rockstar and XIX Management Ltd.

Career

  • Greenhouse Stirton & Co; trained and qualified 1999; assistant 1999-2000
  • Harbottle & Lewis associate 2000-2004; senior associate 2004-12; partner June 2012 to date

Memberships

Law Society

Education

  • Skipton Girls High School
  • Queen Mary, London (LLB 2(1))
  • London College of Law LPC (commendation)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

The team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP was recently bolstered by the promotions of Melanie Benson to head of department and Lee Greaves to partner. Sector specialisms include retail and technology, with a number of luxury brands, fashion retailers and video game corporations forming the client base. In the leisure space, the practice provides counsel to film, theatre, arts organisations and charities on a broad range of commercial property issues. The group is particularly adept on corporate occupier work and recently handled several new head office leases for an array of high-profile companies. Development and investment matters also form the caseload.