Sarah Ferguson > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile

Cripps
NUMBER 22
MOUNT EPHRAIM
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Kent
TN4 8AS
England

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Partner specialising in investment acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing and residential and commercial development including site acquisitions and disposal, collaboration and consortium arrangements, overage arrangements, development, forward funding and promotion agreements.  Sarah also has particular experience acting for registered providers in land acquisition, development agreements, securitisation, regeneration schemes and stock acquisitions and disposals.

Career

Trained Rix and Kay; qualified 1988; assistant Leigh Williams, Bromley; Titmuss Sainer and Webb (now Dechert) 1989; Rix and Kay 1998; Cripps LLP 2001; partner 2004.

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Housing

Education

Anglia Ruskin University (1985 LLB Hons)

College of Law (1986 Law Society Finals)

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

With strong expertise in commercial and residential properties, the ‘very well run team’ at Cripps in Tunbridge Wells includes ‘hardworking, intelligent problem solvers’ and regularly advises property investment companies, housing associations, corporates, retail parks and warehouse owners. Practice head Stephen Hedley provides ‘excellent advice’ and has recently handled the acquisition of logistics sites and disposals of retail assets. Sarah Ferguson is particularly experienced in the affordable housing sector, while Ed Fowler has a specialism in acting for luxury UK and international retailers and restaurateurs. Another key lawyer is Ben Johnston, who specialises in landlord and tenant matters, retail property and asset management work, and shopping centre investments. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of James Clewlow, Jane Bowden and Craig Burton.