Chris George > Shoosmiths LLP > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Chris specialises in acting for sophisticated landlord investors in relation to portfolio and high value/profile acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters including lease re-gears, new lettings, vacant possession programmes, finance lease structures and lease management.

He also has significant expertise advising in the motor manufacturing, retail, leisure and late-night entertainment sectors while regularly acting for financial institutions, particularly in relation to real estate portfolio refinances.

Chris’ recent projects include:

  • providing ongoing advice to Volkswagen Group United Kingdom in relation to their national dealer portfolio;
  • acting for London & Continental Railways Limited in its disposal of a key development site to facilitate the £200 million Oxpens Road, Oxford regeneration program;
  • representing The Open University in its property reorganisation program involving acquisitions and disposals across various multi-million pound sites across the country;
  • advising Almacantar in relation to a lease management scheme to obtain vacant possession to facilitate the redevelopment of London’s Centre Point tower;
  • working as part of the property team carrying out the due diligence in relation to the £172 million share purchase of Park Holidays UK;
  • advising health and fitness group of companies in connection with its fire-sale disposal of multiple health clubs; and
  • working on a team representing a ‘Big Five’ UK bank in relation to a petrochemical company’s acquisition of a portfolio of filling stations.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

(Rising stars)

Chris GeorgeShoosmiths LLP

The Milton Keynes team at Shoosmiths LLP advises clients on a broad range of commercial property matters, including acquisitions and strategic work for major PLCs, sales and purchases for investors, care home and retirement village issues, corporate occupancy transactions, and mix-use retail and leisure developments. Practice leader Steve Wiltshire has experience in dealing with strategic developments under promotion, option and hybrid agreements. Catherine Williams is a commercial and mixed-use development expert acting for developers, operators and corporate occupiers, while Lisa Williams advises landowners on the sale and development of land. Principal associates Chris George and Kirsty Chalkley are additional names to note.