Ben Tarrant > Ashfords LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Ashfords LLP

Work Department

Real Estate




Ben is a Partner in the Real Estate Team.

Ben advises corporates and individuals on commercial freehold and leasehold property transactions throughout the UK including the grant and taking of leases, acquisitions, disposals and ongoing property management.

Ben has particular expertise in the health and care and charity sectors and acts for a number of property-owning charities, GPs, domiciliary care operators, care homes and supported living businesses as well as some of the leading lenders in these sectors.

Ben was president of Bristol Law Society in 2013-2014 and is currently vice-chair of the Law Society’s Property Section Committee.


  • Various GP surgeries: Acting for a number of southwest based GP surgeries in connection with the construction of new surgeries or extensions and ongoing lettings to complementary medical services and pharmacies.
  • Home care provider: Acting for the UK’s leading home care provider in relation to the expansion of UK office network to over 80 units and ongoing property management.
  • Mental health treatment provider: Acting for Europe’s leading treatment provider of acute mental health treatment services, addiction rehabilitation, neuro disability and complex care services on property acquisitions.
  • Vehicle recovery service: Advising the UK’s leading provider of fleet incident management and specialist vehicle recovery services, on its relocation to new 43,000 sq. ft offices at Bradley Business Park in Huddersfield.
  • Charitable manager: Acting for a leading UK charitable manager of care home and retirement living in relation to development of mixed-use scheme and sale of 60+ retirement living apartment.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Public sector > Health

(Next Generation Partners)

Ben TarrantAshfords LLP

Led by Jocelyn Ormond and Ben Tarrant out of Bristol, the healthcare, digital health and life sciences practice at Ashfords LLP serves NHS as well as independent sector clients. ‘Able to provide broad support across all areas of need’, the team’s focus extends to social care provision and early-stage digital health matters alongside more traditional issues in the health sector. Vanessa James, an ‘outstanding partner’ with ‘excellent business acumen’, fields extensive experience in assisting clients with employment law and HR matters.

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Residential development, energy and waste, and social housing are three of the key sectors for Ashfords LLP South West real estate practice with offices in Exeter and Bristol. The firm sports a highly specialised set of practitioners: Practice heads Tim Heal and Kate Topp provide expertise in large-scale residential-led development; Paul Butterworth focuses on housing and regeneration; energy and waste are handled by Emma Warren; and Andrew Worley covers the team’s franchising offering. Simon Bailey is a go-to contact for transactional matters, and was promoted to partner in September 2021 alongside health and charity sector expert Ben Tarrant. Robin De Wreede joined the firm at the beginning of 2021 from Davitt Jones Bould and brings to bear experience spanning regeneration and development projects, acquisition and disposals, and landlord and tenant matters.