Firm Profile > Maples Teesdale LLP > London, England

Maples Teesdale LLP
30 KING STREET
LONDON
EC2V 8EE
England

Commercial property: investment Tier 2

Maples Teesdale LLP is a ‘specialist real estate firm of lawyers, made up of experts in their field’. Roger Thornton, who ‘ensures good client liaison’, specialises in investment sales and purchases, representing institutional investors and pension funds, among others. Neil Sagoo is a key contact for corporate occupier matters, specialising in headquarter and other business-critical relocations, with a strong reputation for acting for foreign embassies. Elsewhere, the ‘calm and methodicalDeclan Power leads on the development front, specialising in retail, office, mixed-use, industrial and distribution projects.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Declan Power is very calm, methodical and contactable.’

‘This real estate-only practice is very commercially focused.’

‘A solid, property focused law firm. They take time to understand our requirements and way of working. A close knit, focused firm. Partners are more available to us than at other firms.’

‘Excellent to work with; proactive, commercial but providing safe advice too. It has been a pleasure working with them, even in lockdown.’

Their lawyers listen to the needs of the client. Seek advice when appropriate and convey quality advice to the client in an easy to understand manner.

‘Strength in depth across every real estate sector. They are also a well joined-up and cohesive unit, and have been a pleasure to work with on recent transactions.’

‘Roger Thornton maintains involvement and ensures good client liaison and high levels of advice.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

BMO Real Estate

CBRE Global Investors

Cineworld

CLS Holdings plc

Legal & General

Lloyds Banking Group Plc

Martin’s Properties

Patrizia AG

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc

City of London Corporation

Tristan Capital Partners

JR Capital & Chancerygate MLI Fund

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP is a ‘specialist real estate firm of lawyers, made up of experts in their field’. Roger Thornton, who ‘ensures good client liaison’, specialises in investment sales and purchases, representing institutional investors and pension funds, among others. Neil Sagoo is a key contact for corporate occupier matters, specialising in headquarter and other business-critical relocations, with a strong reputation for acting for foreign embassies. Elsewhere, the ‘calm and methodicalDeclan Power leads on the development front, specialising in retail, office, mixed-use, industrial and distribution projects.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Declan Power is very calm, methodical and contactable.’

‘This real estate-only practice is very commercially focused.’

‘A solid, property focused law firm. They take time to understand our requirements and way of working. A close knit, focused firm. Partners are more available to us than at other firms.’

‘Excellent to work with; proactive, commercial but providing safe advice too. It has been a pleasure working with them, even in lockdown.’

Their lawyers listen to the needs of the client. Seek advice when appropriate and convey quality advice to the client in an easy to understand manner.

‘Strength in depth across every real estate sector. They are also a well joined-up and cohesive unit, and have been a pleasure to work with on recent transactions.’

Roger Thornton maintains involvement and ensures good client liaison and high levels of advice.’

Key clients

BDO

Bleckmann Logistics

Cass Business School

Cineworld

City, University of London

Crestbridge

Endemol Shine

Eversheds Sutherland

FremantleMedia

Gerson Lehrman Group

Kingdom of Belgium

NedBank

Old Mutual

Pacific Life Re

Royal & Sun Alliance

RSM

US Embassy

Commercial property: development Tier 3

Maples Teesdale LLP is a ‘specialist real estate firm of lawyers, made up of experts in their field’. Roger Thornton, who ‘ensures good client liaison’, specialises in investment sales and purchases, representing institutional investors and pension funds, among others. Neil Sagoo is a key contact for corporate occupier matters, specialising in headquarter and other business-critical relocations, with a strong reputation for acting for foreign embassies. Elsewhere, the ‘calm and methodicalDeclan Power leads on the development front, specialising in retail, office, mixed-use, industrial and distribution projects.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Declan Power is very calm, methodical and contactable.’

‘This real estate-only practice is very commercially focused.’

‘A solid, property focused law firm. They take time to understand our requirements and way of working. A close knit, focused firm. Partners are more available to us than at other firms.’

‘Excellent to work with; proactive, commercial but providing safe advice too. It has been a pleasure working with them, even in lockdown.’

Their lawyers listen to the needs of the client. Seek advice when appropriate and convey quality advice to the client in an easy to understand manner.

‘Strength in depth across every real estate sector. They are also a well joined-up and cohesive unit, and have been a pleasure to work with on recent transactions.’

Roger Thornton maintains involvement and ensures good client liaison and high levels of advice.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Legal & General

BMO Real Estate

Patrizia AG

Tristan Capital Partners

US Embassy

Calthorpe Estates

Henry Boot Developments

City, University of London

CLS Holdings plc

Property litigation Tier 3

Noted for its specialist expertise in commercial and mixed-use properties, Maples Teesdale LLP's team is regularly called upon to assist with management and development work, including associated risk management. Team head Dellah Gilbert has expertise in rights of light, lease disputes, dilapidations, rent reviews, restrictive covenants and retail sector insolvency matters. The practice has also been increasingly active in the telecoms sector and has increased its bench strength in the landlord and tenant space by hiring Rosalind Cullis from Kingsley Napley LLP in July 2019.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Eye for detail and encourages teamwork.

Dellah Gilbert. partner.

Maples Teesdale punches above its weight. It has a deep and broad knowledge of real estate litigation.

Dellah Gilbert is wise, clever, and terribly nice.’

We have worked with Ros Cullis. Ros is technically very good, commercial in her approach and a pleasure to deal with.’

Key clients

Legal & General

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Royal & Sun Alliance

BMO Real Estate Partners

Patrizia AG

CBRE Investors

CLS Holdings Plc

Cineworld

City of London Corporation

The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited (part of The Ascott Group and CapitaLand)

Construction: non-contentious Tier 4

Specialist commercial real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP's transactional construction practice is led by the 'diligent' Sam Nichols, who acts on development projects such as shopping centres, PRS schemes, universities and student accommodation. Nichols also acts on the construction aspects of acquisitions and disposals as well as regeneration matters.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘More responsive than some other practices.’

‘Sam Nichols is diligent and provides clear advice to clients.’

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Legal & General

BMO Real Estate

Patrizia AG

The Collective

Niveda Group

CBRE Global Investors

Alterx

Amsprop

Conran & Partners

Property finance Tier 6

Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale LLP primarily acts on the lender side of investment and development finance, with a client roster that includes traditional banks and alternative lenders. The team advises on assets across the UK, including retail properties, offices, hotels and student accommodation. Chen Ikeogu and Rohan Campbell lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A professional team whose practice is solely focused on the real estate market in which we operate. It is a leading firm that is up to date with the current, fast-paced real estate environment. The team act quickly, are always available and provide commercial and legal due diligence to a very high standard.’

‘They always deliver on both astute legal advice and quick turnaround times. Their judgement in the sector is second to none. They are always on call and protect my position. They are very experienced, practical and excellent communicators.’

Maples Teesdale LLP are a commercially minded practice. They offer solutions-based advice and always take a balanced approach.’

‘Chen Ikeogu is a diligent and commercially minded partner. He is always available and offers sound advice.’

Key clients

Bank and Clients plc

Bretby Business Park Limited Partnership

Bywater Properties Limited

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Greenergy International Limited

Investec Bank plc

L&UK Property Group Limited

Martin’s Properties

Maslow Capital LLP

OakNorth Bank plc

Patrizia AG

Tristan Capital Partners

United Trust Bank Limited

West Eleven Group

Maples Teesdale is the leading specialist commercial real estate law firm in the UK and is acknowledged as a leader in its sector.  The firm provides innovative, full service and truly partner led services to UK based and international clients.

Our sole focus is squarely on commercial real estate. This means that all of our experience, knowledge, work and industry relationships are sharply focused on helping you and your real estate requirements.  We have a deep understanding of the market in which our clients operate, and provide legal advice within a commercial context.

It handles all aspects of commercial property, including construction, real estate litigation, real estate finance, planning and corporate work.

The firm: Clients include major institutional investors, property developers, construction companies, banks and occupiers. Among them are Aberdeen Standard Investments, Royal & Sun Alliance, the US Embassy, BMO Real Estate Partners, CBRE Global Investors, Patrizia, Legal & General Investment Management,  City, University of London, CLS Holdings, The Collective, and Tristan Capital.

Over the last few years, Maples Teesdale has continued to gain significant new instructions and has also made new staff appointments. Clients say the firm has ‘a robust negotiating style and bring intellectual capital to the table. They are thinking, creative lawyers who solve problems’.

Types of work undertaken: The real estate team deals with all types of commercial property work, including development work, acquisitions and disposals, sale and leaseback transactions, all types of investment work including lettings, and landlord and tenant issues.

The construction group gives advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters, negotiating building contracts, professional appointments and related documentation.

The corporate team advises on company and partnership matters, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, partnership and company formations, trading agreements, and purchase and sale of businesses.

The planning team advises on all aspects of the town and country planning system, compulsory purchase and appropriation, highways, environment and energy matters, building regulations, affordable housing and judicial review.

The real estate finance team acts for both lenders and borrowers on property investment and development finance transactions. Developments range from mixed-use residential and commercial developments to large commercial forward fundings on complex property developments.

The real estate litigation team handles all property-related disputes, including specific performance or termination of contracts, injunctions and claims for damages. The team has been very active recently helping clients with service charge disputes, rights of light issues, rent reviews, dilapidations, planning disputes and enforcement of lending obligations.

Maples Teesdales’ strategy is to focus on commercial real estate, build strong relationships with clients in the sector, and provide a partner-led service. The firm is committed to growth and consolidating its position as the leading specialist commercial real estate firm.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial property Chris Wilkinson cwilkinson@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Construction Sam Nichols snichols@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Property litigation Dellah Gilbert dgilbert@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Corporate Paul Burke pburke@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Property finance Rohan Campbell rcampbell@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Planning John Bosworth jbosworth@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Commercial property - Development Declan Power dpower@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Commercial property - Investment Roger Thornton rthornton@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Commercial property - Hotels & Leisure Katherine Watts kwatts@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Commercial property - Retail Anastasia Klein aklein@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Commercial property - Corporate Occupiers Mark Harryman mharryman@maplesteesdale.co.uk 020 7600 3800
Photo Name Position Profile
 Robin Barnes  photo Robin Barnes Robin is an associate in the Planning team. Robin has experience in all aspects…
 Adam Bernstein  photo Adam Bernstein Adam is a Senior Associate in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team. He has…
 Edward Bird  photo Edward Bird Edward is a Senior Associate in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team. He has…
 Jon Blackburn  photo Jon Blackburn Jon is a corporate real estate partner specialising in corporate acquisitions and disposals and…
 John Bosworth  photo John Bosworth John is Head of Planning at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience working in…
 Paul Burke  photo Paul Burke Paul is a corporate real estate partner and has extensive experience of portfolio acquisitions…
 Scott Burn  photo Scott Burn Scott is an associate in the commercial real estate team at Maples Teesdale. Scott…
 Rohan Campbell photo Rohan Campbell Partner in the Property Finance team and the lead partner in the…
 James Cox  photo James Cox James is an associate in the commercial real estate team at Maples Teesdale. James…
 Michael Craik  photo Michael Craik Michael is a construction lawyer advising on both non-contentious and contentious construction matters, advising…
 Eleanor Crawford-Drake  photo Eleanor Crawford-Drake Ellie is a corporate real estate lawyer with experience in a broad range of…
 Rosalind Cullis  photo Rosalind Cullis Rosalind is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team. She has acted…
 Charles Elgood  photo Charles Elgood Charles is Of Counsel in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team. He has extensive…
 Tom Farrell  photo Tom Farrell Tom is a real estate finance lawyer acting for lenders and borrowers on a…
 Sarah Greene  photo Sarah Greene Sarah is Of Counsel in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team. She has extensive…
 Mark Harryman  photo Mark Harryman Mark is a partner in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team and is Head…
 Alex Homatas  photo Alex Homatas Alex is an Associate in the construction team, where he focuses on negotiating and…
 Adrian Howard  photo Adrian Howard Adrian is an Of Counsel in the commercial real estate team. Adrian has extensive…
 Helen Kearns  photo Helen Kearns Helen is an associate solicitor in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team. Helen has…
 Anastasia Klein  photo Anastasia Klein Anastasia is a partner in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team and is Head…
 Shilpa Kotecha  photo Shilpa Kotecha Shilpa is a senior associate in the commercial real estate team. Shilpa has significant…
 Fiona Larcombe  photo Fiona Larcombe Fiona is professional support lawyer who advises the team on all aspects…
 Liam MacDonnell  photo Liam MacDonnell Liam is a partner in the commercial real estate team with extensive experience in…
 Anna McDowell  photo Anna McDowell Anna is an associate solicitor in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team. Anna has…
 Zoe Miller  photo Zoe Miller Zoe is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Finance team and the…
 Tom Mills  photo Tom Mills Tom is an associate in the dispute resolution team with experience in landlord and…
 Robert Mullarkey  photo Robert Mullarkey Robert is an associate in the dispute resolution team with experience in landlord and…
 Claire Munn  photo Claire Munn Claire is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team with experience in landlord…
 Sam Nichols  photo Sam Nichols Sam is the Head of Construction at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience advising…
 Declan Power  photo Declan Power Declan is Head of Development at Maples Teesdale and is a partner…
 Joanna Preece  photo Joanna Preece Jo is a senior associate in the construction team with significant experience advising on…
 Mary Romanov  photo Mary Romanov Mary is a construction lawyer with experience advising on development schemes, acquisitions and financings…
 Neil Sagoo  photo Neil Sagoo Neil is a partner in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team and is Head…
 Samuel Sidenbladh  photo Samuel Sidenbladh Samuel is an associate in the commercial real estate team with experience in property…
 Clare Sivill  photo Clare Sivill Clare is a senior associate in the commercial real estate team with experience in…
 Martin Smith  photo Martin Smith Martin is Head of Strategic Land at Maples Teesdale with extensive experience in strategic…
 Holly Stylianou  photo Holly Stylianou Holly is an associate in the commercial real estate team with experience in all…
 Lilli Sutherland  photo Lilli Sutherland Lilli is an Associate in real estate finance team, acting for borrowers and lenders…
 Roger Thornton  photo Roger Thornton Roger is Head of Commercial Real Estate at Maples Teesdale and is a key…
 Alex Watkins  photo Alex Watkins Alex is an associate in the commercial property team with experience in all areas…
 Katherine Watts  photo Katherine Watts Katherine is a Partner in the commercial real estate team at Maples Teesdale. Katherine…
 Christopher Wilkinson  photo Christopher Wilkinson Chris is the Managing Partner at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience…
 Stephanie Willis  photo Stephanie Willis Stephanie is an associate in Maples Teesdale’s commercial real estate team.  Stephanie has experience…
 Dellah Xitsas photo Dellah Xitsas Dellah is the Head of Dispute Resolution at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience…
 Chris Xitsas  photo Chris Xitsas Chris is Of Counsel in the commercial real estate team, with a broad range…
Number of UK partners : 16
Number of other UK fee-earners : 43
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COMPANY/FIRM: Maples Teesdale
TESTIMONIAL: As a focused team specialising in real estate they have a very high level of commerciality and, as a niche firm, they become connected across the real estate market – this is important to clients because Maples can put people together and draw together information from different people in the market which can be of critical value


COMPANY/FIRM: Maples Teesdale
TESTIMONIAL: The partners are very accessible and work extremely well with our team.  Their speed of delivery is very good, they are technically excellent and their advice is very commercial and focused on getting the deal done


COMPANY/FIRM: Maples Teesdale
TESTIMONIAL: Maples give top quality commercial advice on high value, complex transactions and provide a close–knit team. We get a great deal of care and attention, not just in terms of transactional support but also as a partner to the business, keeping our broader needs in mind and working alongside us to keep us informed of new developments in the law and best practice


COMPANY/FIRM: Maples Teesdale
TESTIMONIAL: We love to work with Maples due to their focus and commitment to commercial real estate and the strength in depth they have throughout the business


COMPANY/FIRM: Maples Teesdale
TESTIMONIAL: We have only recently started to use Maples Teesdale and are very pleased with the level of diligence and professionalism we have received; we certainly envisage a long and fruitful relationship



Key amongst our values at Maples Teesdale is to ensure that internally we offer a friendly, supportive, inclusive and collegiate working atmosphere for our staff and, that externally we provide commercial advice and are available and responsive to our clients. As a firm specialising in commercial property, we also value understanding of the real estate market and strive to be reflective of the industry and the community in which we operate.

We proactively address gender, age, sexual orientation, disability and socio-economic discrimination at all levels of our business; from recruitment to engagement in an active programme of internal and external community, charity and environmental events and initiatives run by our CSR Committee. Our Wellbeing Committee has organised for members of our team to be trained as mental health counsellors and run unconscious bias workshops. We also regularly celebrate cultural diversity, marking events such as religious holidays, Pride and National Womens’ Week.

We are proud of our work with the East End Community Foundation, an organisation that connects businesses with grassroots organisations in the East End. We linked up with the Foundation as we recognise that when you are working in an office in the City it is easy to overlook the poverty and other socio-economic issues on your doorstep. We provide volunteers from our firm for activities as diverse as fixing fences in a community farm, to offering CV and interview technique advice and work experience. Our team is very committed to this relationship and at a recent event we had volunteers from all levels of the firm, from the managing partner to support staff.

As a firm we are signatories to the Commitment Statement and active members of Real Estate Balance, a group which is committed to addressing gender imbalance in the real estate sector. This is an area we are particularly passionate about, because as a specialist commercial property law firm, we have a foot in two industries where women are underrepresented; law and real estate. Earlier this month we organised and hosted a very successful event for our clients and contacts about supporting women in business making the transition into senior management roles. This is part of an ongoing project for us to offer practical advice to women in our in our industries and we are proud of the recognition we have had for these efforts in the market.

The results of all of the above taken with our ongoing commitment to continued improvement, has been remarkable internally in terms staff engagement, motivation and general well-being and the cohesiveness of the team has been strengthened further.

The Lex 100 Verdict

'Specialist in property law' Maples Teesdale is 'able to truly understand the sector' and, naturally, attracted those who 'wanted all seats to be property focused'. A small intake of just three trainees a year means that recruits are often 'responsible for [their] own matters' and also feel assured that they 'will be kept on at the end of the training contract'. The firm has earned Lex 100 Winner awards for confidence of being kept on, work/life balance and partner approachability. Elaborating on the latter, 'there is a very strong partner:associate:trainee ratio which means that we are often working directly with very friendly and experienced partners' and it is clear that new recruits are 'made to feel part of the team' from the outset. As a result, trainees generally have 'better access to high-quality tasks' and receive 'less grunt work' than peers at some other firms. 'Working on a deal which was reported in the press shortly after completion' was a clear highlight. Admin tasks are still on the agenda though: 'days on end going through boxes of deeds' and 'checking and scheduling deeds' were cited as worst moments. Indeed, the deeds database was described as one of the worst things about Maples Teesdale, although this is undoubtedly an inevitable part of working in a property firm! 'Being in the heart of the City but working sensible hours' is much appreciated, although recruits would like to see more social events, 'in particular those geared towards trainees'. But, on the whole, the firm has an inclusive and friendly culture. For 'excellent levels of responsibility and client contact' in a tight-knit commercial property-focused firm, look at Maples Teesdale.