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Steven McGuigan

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VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

Work Department

Real Estate




How Can Steven Help You?

Steven has many years experience of advising a wide range of clients on commercial property projects, and can help you whether you are responsible for managing a large portfolio of properties, undertaking a property development project or simply relocating an office or factory.

Steven can help both lenders and borrowers with secured lending transactions, including residential and commercial development projects. He regularly acts for a number of major lenders.

Meeting Your Needs

Steven understands that the advice and support you need will vary depending on whether you deal with commercial property full time, or if it is something that you only deal with occasionally, or as a one-off project for your business.

He understands the importance of your project deadlines, and that you need a lawyer who is easy to contact, responsive, and who can provide pragmatic and commercial advice.

Steven particularly enjoys working with family businesses, and in exploring ways in which he can develop his understanding of family dynamics and their impact on family businesses to meet clients' needs.

Steven is also on the Ethical Property Foundation's register of property professionals.

What Others Say

"Steven McGuigan consistently demonstrates an excellent understanding of clients’ needs." Legal 500

"Steven McGuigan is experienced in a range of commercial property matters. His expertise includes secured lending, loan restructuring and development work, and clients describe him as 'very calm, methodical and pragmatic."Chambers & Partners


Steven is a member of the Country Land & Business Association, and the Ethical Property Foundation.

South West: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

VWV has considerable experience of bilateral and business-to-business finance transactions in the education, healthcare and charity sectors. Group head Robert Collier advised Epping College on the refinancing of a £16m term loan with Lloyds Bank. On the lender side, the team advised a high-street bank on the provision of two facilities for a borrower in the healthcare sector. In the business-to-business space, the team assisted a prominent London-based property developer with the provision of a multimillion-pound loan to replace an existing high-street loan. Property partner Steven McGuigan focuses on secured lending work and has advised domestic and international banks on the provision of property development loans.

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South West: Real estate

Commercial property: Bristol

Within: Commercial property: Bristol

VWV's¬†commercial property group has particular expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, and public sector work more generally. Steven McGuigan¬†heads the practice group and has a notably wide-ranging practice. McGuigan advised The University of Bristol on its ¬£11.8m acquisition of St. Augustine‚Äôs Courtyard, and also assisted Highways England Company with the negotiation of two options agreements concerning a section of the M49 motorway. The department head is also assisting Fareham Borough Council with various land agreements concerning the National Grid‚Äôs IFA2 project. In the house builder space, a team including senior associate Gemma Williams¬†advises a national house builder on its disposals nationwide. Further, Jessica Booz¬†(‚Äėa consummate professional‚Äô) is acting for a residential developer in relation to various plot sales and leases on a London development site. Additional contacts include Ben Willis, Simon Linnitt¬†and senior associate¬†Robin Rajanah.

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