Richard Noble > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Real estate.


Partner – Richard is a knowledgeable and pragmatic real estate lawyer with extensive experience of acting for institutions, investors, landowners and developers on all of their real estate needs involving leases, management work, acquisitions and disposals.  Richard has a particular expertise in property development work leading large and complex redevelopment projects involving development agreements, options, joint ventures, joint promotion, overage, highways and infrastructure agreements. Richard has led large scale projects which have involved relocating substantial institutions from their multi-sited existing premises to new premises. Richard works extensively in the education sector and the charity sector and has led many campus redevelopment projects. Examples of Richard’s work include acting for the University of West London on the acquisition of its Paragon Campus, a strategically important development for the University and acting for Bournemouth University on a strategically important acquisition to expand its town centre, Lansdowne campus.  Another of Richard’s large projects is the £330m campus relocation for the University of Northampton involving the move of the University from two campuses to a new town centre campus.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 1995; solicitor Eversheds 1995-97; solicitor Mills & Reeve 1997-2003; associate 2003-08; partner 2008.




The Perse School; The University of Hull (1991 BSc Hons Geography); Coventry University (CPE); The College of Law, York (Law Society Finals).


Gardening, cooking, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP ‘provides practical solutions to property issues‘ and clients report that it has ‘very personable team that seeks to do a deal and find solutions to achieve their clients’ goals‘. The firm has a deep bench of lawyers handling high-value regional, national and cross-border matters. Charles Staveley  leads the real estate investment group, Michelle Cookson handles complex investment and development projects, Vincenzo Maggio is a market-leading real estate life sciences lawyer, Christine De Ferrars Green focuses on strategic development projects, Nick Finlayson-Brown handles investment and development work for both UK and overseas clients, and Richard Noble advises on projects for clients in the not-for-profit sector. Among the principal associates Laura Ludlow is a key adviser to the education sector, Christopher Pike property portfolio management and development work, and Tom Nash focuses on strategic land deals.