Stephen Hedley > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Partner and head of real estate, dealing with investment transactions and day to day asset management. Experience gained acting for large institutional investors, private property companies and investors, leisure companies and major lending institutions as well as smaller companies and individuals across all sectors including offices, industrial and trade parks. A particular focus is on retail investment and asset management. Lead partner acting for Kennedy Wilson, development Securities, AEW and Pradera.

Career

Trained Preston & Redman, Bournemouth; qualified 1998; assistant solicitor Berwin Leighton Paisner 2000-02; Cripps LLP 2003; partner 2006.

Memberships

British Council for Shopping Centres (BCSC).

Education

Poole Grammar School; Cardiff University (1995 LLB); Bournemouth University (1996 LPC).

Leisure

Tennis, golf, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Operating out of London and Tunbridge Wells, Cripps is praised for ‘delivering an exceptional service’. The team is also well-regarded for its expertise surrounding mixed-use developments, as well as the logistics, offices, retail, and hospitality sectors. Oliver Morris has over two decades of experience in large-scale head office relocations; Ed Fowler leads the retail, leisure, and hospitality team, while Nitej Davda oversees the construction department and James Lee provides the team with experience in construction and engineering projects. Elizabeth Robertson is noted for her activity in the retail and London office market and Nicole Cameron is adept in town and country planning law-related matters. John McGeough and Stephen Hedley are knowledgeable of asset management and Beth Myers excels in acquisitions, disposals, and leasehold transactions. Alex Gallyer has acted for several landed estates on high-value commercial lettings and acquisitions.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

Operating out of London and Tunbridge Wells, Cripps is praised for ‘delivering an exceptional service’. The team is also well-regarded for its expertise surrounding mixed-use developments, as well as the logistics, offices, retail, and hospitality sectors. Oliver Morris has over two decades of experience in large-scale head office relocations; Ed Fowler leads the retail, leisure, and hospitality team, while Nitej Davda oversees the construction department and James Lee provides the team with experience in construction and engineering projects. Elizabeth Robertson is noted for her activity in the retail and London office market and Nicole Cameron is adept in town and country planning law-related matters. John McGeough and Stephen Hedley are knowledgeable of asset management and Beth Myers excels in acquisitions, disposals, and leasehold transactions. Alex Gallyer has acted for several landed estates on high-value commercial lettings and acquisitions.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

Operating out of London and Tunbridge Wells, Cripps is praised for ‘delivering an exceptional service’. The team is also well-regarded for its expertise surrounding mixed-use developments, as well as the logistics, offices, retail, and hospitality sectors. Oliver Morris has over two decades of experience in large-scale head office relocations; Ed Fowler leads the retail, leisure, and hospitality team, while Nitej Davda oversees the construction department and James Lee provides the team with experience in construction and engineering projects. Elizabeth Robertson is noted for her activity in the retail and London office market and Nicole Cameron is adept in town and country planning law-related matters. John McGeough and Stephen Hedley are knowledgeable of asset management and Beth Myers excels in acquisitions, disposals, and leasehold transactions. Alex Gallyer has acted for several landed estates on high-value commercial lettings and acquisitions.

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.