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Knights PLC

34 POCKLINGTONS WALK, LEICESTER, LE1 6BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0116 262 4225
Fax:
Fax 0116 251 2009
DX:
10837 LEICESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.spearingwaite.com

Tom Bower

Tel:
Work 0116 262 4225
Email:
Web:
www.knightsplc.com
Knights plc

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Partner and Head of Real Estate. Acts for property developers in connection with the acquisition and disposal of development property, and advises in connection with construction matters, setting-up and disposal of retail parks and also the acquisition of premises for retailers. Also specialises in investment property with a particular bias towards retail.

Career

Articled Edge & Ellison; qualified 1989; joined Spearing Waite 1990; partner 1993; head of real estate 1999, became senior partner in 2009.  Spearing Waite acquired by Knights plc in October 2018.

Leisure

Family, golf, cycling, food and wine.


East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Bower - Knights PLC

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Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Bower - Spearing Waite LLP

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Spearing Waite LLP fields a ‘top-flight’ practice that is ‘extremely capable and very diligent’. The team acts for commercial and residential clients on portfolio management and restructuring transactions, real estate finance and plot sales, in addition to having a strong track record advising investor and developer clients. The practice was bolstered by the recruitment of planning and environment specialist Pritpal Singh Swarn from Wright Hassall LLP. Other key figures include senior partner and practice head Tom Bower and Karen Herbert, who are noted for their ‘knowledge and tenacity’; Richard Wyvill, who is ‘an experienced shopping centre expert’; and Satpaul Dard , who is ‘incredibly fast-working whilst maintaining an excellent level of detail and service’. Dard recently led advice for Blue Inc on the acquisition of the business and assets of A. Levy & Son involving 125 prime leasehold properties from the company’s administrators. Erin Vickers and Siobhan Smyth are also recommended.

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