Philip Gray > Freeths LLP > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Philip specialises exclusively in commercial real estate matters and has a wide range of experience of all areas of non-contentious commercial property work. He has worked extensively for both landlords and tenants on all leasehold matters (particularly for offices; retail & industrial/warehouse units); handles complex investment sales & purchases; real estate finance; and has considerable experience in advising on the property elements of corporate acquisitions and disposals.

As an example of Philip’s experience in the acquisition of business property and its subsequent management, over the past 10 years Philip has acted for a particular business in growing its property portfolio from approximately 30 sites to 200 (comprising retail, warehouse and offices) across the UK. This has included leading the property team on individual and multi-site acquisitions; the leasehold management of those sites (work which involved the grant & taking assignments of leases; lease-re-gears; statutory lease renewals; property disputes; alterations and dilapidations); and their disposal.

Clients say that Philip is “consistently available and responsive to all and any advice or solutions that are required either of a technical or commercial nature” and that Philip makes “it his purpose to be totally conversant with every detail of his client’s portfolio and consequently the advice he gives is bespoke to its’ business; not merely generic


Qualified 2001 – 2007 Penningtons LLP

2007 – 2020 Thomas Eggar LLP / Irwin Mitchell LLP (Partner from 2014)

2020 – date Freeths LLP (Partner)


Law Society


University of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB Law & French 2:1)

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Between Milton Keynes and Oxford, Lucy Bradban, Leo Skinner , and Patrick Whetter lead Freeths LLP‘ commercial real estate team which has a particular strong foothold in food and retail as well as a growing life sciences specialism. Whetter advises landlords and occupiers, the latter is additionally a focus point for Philip Gray ‘s practice. Particularly for his work in the agricultural and rural sectors, Balvinder Jaj comes recommended. Director Laura Brown is also noted.