Lee Medlock > Charles Russell Speechlys LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
5 FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7RD
England

Work Department

Real estate and construction, retail and leisure, sport.

Position

Lee is Head of the Real Estate Group at Charles Russell Speechlys. His real estate clients include investors, developers and occupiers. Lee also advises on a number of private equity backed businesses, particularly in the leisure and hospitality sectors, on their real estate requirements. Longstanding clients include Stonegate Pub Company, Howard de Walden and Janus Henderson.
Lee’s clients value his partner led approach, specialist knowledge and expertise. Lee regularly works alongside ‘magic circle’ and large US law firms providing specialist real estate advice and input on transactions where there is no ‘in-house’ capacity.
Experience: acting for TDR Capital on its purchase of David Lloyd Clubs; acting for David Lloyd Clubs on a large sale and leaseback transaction with M&G (this transaction was shortlisted for ‘Deal of the Year’ – Property Week Awards 2017); acting for longstanding client Stonegate Pub Company Limited on all of their real estate transactions, since the company was established in 2010, including its purchase of operator Bar Fever and Pub Operator Ei; acting for Henderson Global Investors and TH Real Estate on both its operational office portfolio and investment/development matters.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

Led by Lee Medlock, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ service for a mix of investors, commercial developers and corporate occupiers. The group handles complex mixed-use schemes, with particular expertise in joint venture and partnership agreements. The team demonstrates considerable strength in both the logistics and life sciences sectors, with Eddie Richards and Suzi Gatward focusing on the former, while Louise Ward concentrates on the latter. Robin Grove and Alexander Gold are the key names for development work, specialising in regeneration schemes. Sarah Morley leads the office occupiers practice at the firm and focuses on headquarters moves and the rationalisation of space.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

Led by Lee Medlock, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ service for a mix of investors, commercial developers and corporate occupiers. The group handles complex mixed-use schemes, with particular expertise in joint venture and partnership agreements. The team demonstrates considerable strength in both the logistics and life sciences sectors, with Eddie Richards and Suzi Gatward focusing on the former, while Louise Ward concentrates on the latter. Robin Grove and Alexander Gold are the key names for development work, specialising in regeneration schemes. Sarah Morley leads the office occupiers practice at the firm and focuses on headquarters moves and the rationalisation of space.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Led by Lee Medlock, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ service for a mix of investors, commercial developers and corporate occupiers. The group handles complex mixed-use schemes, with particular expertise in joint venture and partnership agreements. The team demonstrates considerable strength in both the logistics and life sciences sectors, with Eddie Richards and Suzi Gatward focusing on the former, while Louise Ward concentrates on the latter. Robin Grove and Alexander Gold are the key names for development work, specialising in regeneration schemes. Sarah Morley leads the office occupiers practice at the firm and focuses on headquarters moves and the rationalisation of space.

London > Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP advises hospitality and leisure clients on advertising, marketing, sponsorship, branding and brand protection. Michael Powner , Jason Saiban and Lee Medlock head the practice. Powner’s focus concerns employment matters, particularly within restaurants. Saiban is the go-to contact for commercial advice and Medlock oversees real estate related matters.