Peter Hurn > Hugh James > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile
Hugh James Offices
Two Central Square
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Peter heads up the fastest expanding real estate team in Wales. He was responsible for negotiating the lease for one of the biggest pre-let office deals in Wales, the firm’s new landmark headquarters at Two Central Square.
Peter has recently led the team on the disposal of Ffos Las racecourse for the Walters group, a site in which he has been involved since its original acquisition in 2003.
Recognised in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leader in his field, Peter is a thorough, pragmatic lawyer with an excellent grasp of his clients’ business drivers and objectives. With 18 years of experience in commercial property, he is highly regarded in the market for his sector expertise, technical knowledge and commercial awareness.
Peter has experience in dealing with both private and public sector clients including Barratt Homes, Bellway Homes, Walters Group, Welsh Water and the Welsh Rugby Union. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and disposals, residential house builders, landlord & tenant, consortiums, planning and infrastructure agreements and renewable energy and regularly advises on complex, multi-million pound transactions
Peter is the relationship partner for national companies, such as Barratt Homes and Bellway Homes. He manages the property requirements of some of the firms’ key clients such as Walters Group, Llanmoor Developments, Dwr Cymru and the Welsh Rugby Union. He also has extensive experience in acquisitions and disposals, residential house builders, landlord & tenant, consortiums, planning and infrastructure agreements and renewable energy and regularly advises on complex, multi-million pound transactions.
Trained Hugh James Solicitors; qualified 2001; made partner 2007.
French and German.
Cardiff High School; University of Wales College of Law Cardiff; University of Trier, Germany (1997 LLB).
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Hugh James‘ ten-partner team has the strength-in-depth and bandwidth to handle a tremendous range and volume of mandates for public/third sector and private sector clients, including a number of longstanding institutional clients of the firm such as Celtic Manor Resorts and WRU. As well as his niche expertise on renewables-related property work, experienced team head Peter Hurn continues to be extremely active in the residential development space as a result of his strong ties with a number of well-established housebuilders. In the third sector, social housing remains a core strength of the practice with a large roster of RSLs continuing to rely on the practice for all of their property needs, including on disposals, acquisitions and city regeneration schemes. Notably this side of the practice has also enhanced the residential development work with notable influx of home builders which have been spun out of the social housing sector. Caroline O’Flaherty remains instrumental to work in the social housing space, work which she combines with a particularly strong offering in the education sector.
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