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What is involved?

Bricks and mortar influence all businesses. With a web of ever-changing rules and regulations in the real estate industry, staying ahead of the game is essential. You could be looking for anything from selling a portfolio of properties, to advice about a development or what to do about a distressed property. Whatever the requirement, you need market-savvy people, with a wide range of expertise to match your unique situation and who just “get it”.

No matter what sort of real estate you are dealing with or what you want to do with it, Freeths offer a highly capable team of specialists who will “get it”. With the latest industry know-how at our fingertips and a spread of experts across all real estate types, we take a commercially-minded approach to get your real estate deal done for less.

Why choose Freeths?

  • A powerful team of over 150 Real Estate lawyers, combining their knowledge to achieve success
  • We’re renowned for our clear explanations, quick responses and first-class personal service
  • We take a commercial (not confrontational) perspective to save you time and money
  • Our combined experience and extensive skills prepare us for tackling the most exacting projects
  • We’re consistently ranked as market leaders by independent guides to the legal profession

Call our experienced Real Estate team now to find out how we can help you.

Whatever area you are looking for assistance with, we offer a complete, practical and solutions-based service. Because we advise both public and private sector clients, as well as investors and end-users, we are able to see things from all sides. You can rely on our experience to help avoid potential issues arising. Freeths are well established within the UK real estate market and provide more than just legal advice.

We’re widely respected in the field, with many of our partners independently recognised as Real Estate experts, but we aim to think around your needs to ensure we become your trusted business advisors, not just your lawyers.

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Key contacts

Darren Williamson

Darren Williamson
Partner & National Head of Real Estate

0345 634 1742

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Meet the team

Real Estate Lawyers


Richard Beverley

Richard Beverley
Managing Partner

0345 634 2577

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Andrew Nichol
Managing Partner

0345 166 6316

Adam Watson
Managing Partner

0345 050 3630

Simon Abbott
Partner

0345 272 5734

Patrick Adie
Partner

0345 050 3273

Christopher Ainsworth
Partner

0345 271 6757

Mitchell Ball

Mitchell Ball
Partner

0345 077 9675

Liz Banks

Liz Banks
Partner

0345 030 5744

Paul Bibby
Partner

0345 274 6840

Adam Boyd
Partner

0345 271 6773

Lucy Bradban
Partner

0345 126 3494

Michael Bray

Michael Bray
Partner

0345 126 3775

Mark Brown
Partner

0345 271 6764

Shashi Chambers
Partner

0345 271 6770

James Clamp
Partner

0345 050 3645

Jonathan Crew

Jonathan Crew
Partner

0345 030 5795

Heather Davies
Partner

0345 050 3619

Iain Davis
Partner

0186 578 1144

Alice Dockar
Partner

0345 166 6265

Sarah Duffy

Sarah Duffy
Partner

0186 578 1147

John Flathers
Partner

0345 166 6276

Kevin Fox
Partner

0345 030 5727

Thomas Golding

Thomas Golding
Partner

0345 050 3647

Mark Gradwell
Partner

0345 050 3602

Real Estate

Philip Gray
Partner

0186 578 1170

James Hart
Partner

0345 274 6811

Luke Hopkins

Luke Hopkins
Partner

0345 166 6317

Balvinder Jaj

Balvinder Jaj
Partner

0186 578 1063

Benjamin Jones

Benjamin Jones
Partner

0345 274 6920

Atiyya Khaliq

Atiyya Khaliq
Partner

0345 050 3604

Stephen G Lewis
Partner

0345 274 6842

David Marsden

David Marsden
Partner

0345 404 1757

Sam Pancholi

Sam Pancholi
Partner

0345 274 6848

Ian Payne

Ian Payne
Partner

0345 050 3626

Clive Pearce

Clive Pearce
Partner

0345 128 6990

Isobel Radford
Partner

0345 050 3610

Janet Rhodes

Janet Rhodes
Partner

0345 272 5682

Gillian Roberts

Gillian Roberts
Partner

0345 050 3611

Ian Rowson
Partner

0345 050 3627

Harjit Saund

Harjit Saund
Partner

0345 272 5736

Emna Sfar-Gandoura

Emna Sfar-Gandoura
Partner

0345 274 6917

Leo Skinner
Partner

0345 271 6755

Jon Smart

Jon Smart
Partner

0345 050 3650

Matt Stephens

Matt Stephens
Partner

0345 073 8558

Ian Tempest

Ian Tempest
Partner

0345 274 6818

Paul Tomkins

Paul Tomkins
Partner

0345 050 3260

Duncan Tringham
Partner

0345 271 6798

Patrick Whetter

Patrick Whetter
Partner

0186 578 1145

Richard Williams

Richard Williams
Partner

0345 030 5737

Darren Williamson

Darren Williamson
Partner

0345 634 1742

Guy Winfield
Partner

0345 050 3631

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Mark Alexander
Director

0345 634 2562

Laura Hodgson

Laura Brown
Director

0186 578 1060

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Darren Debock
Director

0345 073 8581

Tristam FitzHugh

Tristam FitzHugh
Director

0345 274 6825

Ben Gant
Director

0345 077 9654

Julie Grimble

Julie Grimble
Director

0345 077 9625

Lucy Jackson

Lucy Jackson
Director

0345 404 1739

Real Estate

Rachel Kent
Director

0345 404 4112

David Laurence

David Laurence
Director

0345 128 6982

Emma Medina-Wallace

Emma Medina-Wallace
Director

0345 404 1755

Jenny Cooper

Jenny Peachey
Director

0345 128 6988

Kishen Ravalia

Kishen Ravalia
Director

0345 077 9659

Sarah Rowe
Director

0345 050 3639

Sam Shepherd

Sam Shepherd
Director

0345 272 5681

Ciara Sweeney

Ciara Sweeney
Director

0345 404 4134

Lucy Walford
Director

0345 126 3746

Caroline Wolfinden

Caroline Wofinden
Director

0345 274 6862

Peter Baker

Peter Baker
Consultant

0345 017 7009

Masood Ahmed

Masood Ahmed
Managing Associate

0186 578 1205

Thomas Allen
Managing Associate

0345 009 4556

Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett
Managing Associate

0345 274 6826

Kelly Wood

Kelly Boden
Managing Associate

0345 274 6864

Ruth Bowden
Managing Associate

0345 009 4549

Katherine Burge

Katherine Burge
Managing Associate

0186 578 1081

Louise Burnett

Louise Burnett
Managing Associate

0345 050 3674

Holly Chadwick
Managing Associate

0345 274 6821

Maxine Chenoweth
Managing Associate

0345 128 7961

Joei Chung

Joei Chung
Managing Associate

Zac Clayton
Managing Associate

0345 128 7963

Richard Collett
Managing Associate

0345 050 3653

Laura Czapski

Laura Czapski
Managing Associate

0186 578 1168

Kerrie Deakin

Kerrie Deakin
Managing Associate

0345 050 3651

Katie England

Katie England
Managing Associate

Gareth Fortey
Managing Associate

0345 404 4128

Nikki Guest

Nikki Guest
Managing Associate

0345 009 8389

Heloise Horton

Heloise Horton
Managing Associate

0345 050 3654

Beth Jenkins

Beth Jenkins
Managing Associate

0345 077 9657

Lucy Johnson

Lucy Johnson
Managing Associate

0345 128 7977

Julia Lock
Managing Associate

0345 050 3280

Michaela Mason

Michaela Mason
Managing Associate

0345 050 3660

Coralie McKeivor
Managing Associate

0345 126 4384

Frances McKinnon

Frances McKinnon
Managing Associate

0345 274 6857

Tristan Milner
Managing Associate

0345 030 5803

Robert Morris

Rob Morris
Managing Associate

0345 077 9655

Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton
Managing Associate

0345 050 3600

Laura Owens

Laura Owens
Managing Associate

0345 274 6843

Vicky Pritchard

Vicky Pritchard
Managing Associate

0345 050 3609

Andrew Rathi
Managing Associate

0345 274 6923

Real Estate

Tomasin Reilly
Managing Associate

0345 030 5721

Jennifer Roe

Jennifer Roe
Managing Associate

0345 404 1735

Danielle Sinclair
Managing Associate

0345 030 5798

Daniel Thomas
Managing Associate

0345 166 6283

Emma Tringham
Managing Associate

0345 077 9608

Nick Wallace
Managing Associate

0345 030 5681

Bahar Aminzadeh

Bahar Aminzadeh
Senior Associate

0345 050 3208

Frances Astbury

Frances Astbury
Senior Associate

0345 050 3207

Sam Baker

Sam Baker
Senior Associate

0186 578 1033

Kaleigh Brown
Senior Associate

0345 030 5858

Rosanna Brown
Senior Associate

0345 073 8550

Thomas Byard

Thomas Byard
Senior Associate

0186 578 1135

Louise Calow

Louise Calow
Senior Associate

0345 634 1732

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Laura Chadwick
Senior Associate

0345 404 4174

Christopher De Luca
Senior Associate

0345 404 4108

Thomas Goodwin
Senior Associate

0345 274 6905

Fiona Harrison

Fiona Harrison
Senior Associate

0345 271 6727

Eleanor Kerr
Senior Associate

0345 271 6731

Sophie Komisarczuk

Sophie Komisarczuk
Senior Associate

0345 274 6833

Sarah Major
Senior Associate

0345 120 5293

Lucinda Mulholland
Senior Associate

0345 404 4198

Amy Stolberg

Amy Patmore
Senior Associate

0345 126 4382

Sam Pomfret
Senior Associate

0345 077 9699

Barry Richards

Barry Richards
Senior Associate

0345 126 4374

Kelly Sawyer
Senior Associate

0186 578 1080

Charles Smith
Senior Associate

0345 274 6891

Bridget Smith

Bridget Smith
Senior Associate

0345 274 6893

Lorna Trimble
Senior Associate

0345 128 7966

Ishaak Ugradar

Ishaak Ugradar
Senior Associate

0345 050 3686

Noah Bachoco
Associate

0186 578 1293

Dominic Bent
Associate

0345 404 4150

Ravinder Bhomra
Associate

0345 404 4145

Lauren Bull
Associate

0345 404 4153

Hayley Bunt
Associate

0345 030 5431

Laura Cope
Associate

0345 077 9663

Real Estate

Frances Cowin
Associate

0345 077 9635

Ben Cox
Associate

0345 030 5641

Alexa Dunkley

Alexa Dunkley
Associate

0345 030 5784

Chloe Frances
Associate

0345 272 5708

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Lisa Goodrich
Associate

0345 030 5805

Richard Grant
Associate

0345 030 5692

Karen Grant

Karen Grant
Associate

0345 050 3603

Michael Healey
Associate

0345 050 3688

Nicole Hendy
Associate

0345 404 4123

Joshua Horan
Associate

0345 404 4181

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Jamil Hussain
Associate

0345 030 5698

Aamir Hussain
Associate

0345 128 7989

Matt Jackson
Associate

0345 272 5718

Real Estate

Jessica Kirkby
Associate

0345 166 6289

Robert Mander
Associate

0114 263 9112

Real Estate

Taylor McShane
Associate

0345 030 5657

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Georgia Mitchell
Associate

0345 271 6799

Sarah Murray
Associate

0345 030 5640

Harriet Parker
Associate

0345 030 5802

Edward Peel
Associate

0345 030 5824

Sharon Rai
Associate

0345 077 9610

Sarah Röbin
Associate

0781 409 3285

Romin Sattar
Associate

0345 404 4155

Imogen Seabridge
Associate

0345 404 4129

Ryan Smith
Associate

0345 404 4154

Elliott Thorne
Associate

0345 030 5773

Veena Velani
Associate

0345 166 6284

Raman Virk
Associate

0345 274 6889

Liz Wildhaber

Elizabeth Wildhaber
Associate

0345 274 6865

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Testimonials

"The Team that Freeths have provided to support the commercial element of the project is excellent. Freeths have our total confidence in their activity and their knowledge of the markets that we are operating within."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"The Team that Freeths have provided to support the commercial element of the project is excellent. Freeths have our total confidence in their activity and their knowledge of the markets that we are operating within."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"The team understand all the aspects of the process a developer needs to follow to both acquire a site and then deliver a successful development. Any red flags are highlighted promptly, with potential solutions/options, clearly set out with concise advice. A truly specialist team at the top of their game."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"Expertise in the full range of real estate litigation areas. Very strong in the retail sector – an impressive client base of household names. Practical and creative approach to solving their clients’ problems, through collaboration between different lawyers departments."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"The team are experts in their field, combining years of experience and knowledge to deliver first class advice."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

“The team always provide clear and concise advice with solutions to any issues encountered..”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

“Freeths has strong knowledge and awareness of the market, particularly with regard to regeneration schemes. It is the depth of its resources that means we turn to Freeths for advice on complex matters.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

“Freeths has provided timely, strategic and well-communicated advice. It is a very reliable and trusted team that has forged a very positive reputation within the business.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

One client comments: "The team is very impressive and always seems genuinely keen to please and to go the extra mile." Another client says: "They have a good awareness of the sector and the industry in which we operate and a very personable manner which makes them easy to deal with."

(Chambers & Partners, 2022)

A client reports that Freeths provides "excellent property advice with attentive service and speedy response."

(Chambers & Partners, 2022)

Notable Work
  • Eddie Stobart’s purpose-built 420,000 square foot rail-connected distribution centre at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) and 300,000 new build facility at Carlisle Airport – and leasehold acquisition of their large Widnes Multimodal Port site with rail facility.
  • Acting for Aldi on their acquisition programme in the South East of England. This includes the acquisition of existing retail space and developer-led retail park sites and there have been a significant number of sites secured over the past 3 years.
  • Registering several landmark university buildings in Nottingham city centre, including the Newton, Arkwright, Waverley, Maudslay and Bonnington Buildings.
  • Acting on the acquisition of a site for £10 million comprising of 2 office blocks let to tenants and post-acquisition advising client on redevelopment of the site for student accommodation.
  • Acting for Chancerygate, an industrial developer, on various industrial purchases, sales and forward fundings.
  • Led a number of large/complex Real Estate projects to include the acquisition and development of a large residential led sites, representing Developers and landowners in large scale Promotion Agreements, to include town centre extensions and the acquisition of Shopping Centres on behalf of institutional investors and Local Authorities.
  • Advising Bellway Homes Limited in relation to the sales of new-build residential properties as part of the major 15 year, £1.8 billion regeneration of North Solihull.
  • Acting for Henry Davidson Developments Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Development Securities Plc) in relation to the development of a district centre involving the HCA and 3 national residential developers and a national food store operator and negotiating the structure in relation to the timing of carrying out of the development and managing the associated risks identified.
  • The purchase of a site at Heathrow Airport for development of a Travelodge hotel.
  • Advising a prestigious national chocolate retailer for over 10 years managing all of their retail property requirements across high streets and shopping centres and train stations including their first restaurant at Borough Market.
  • The acquisition of the Kiddington Estate for a sum in excess of £23 million. Including 1,500 acres of agricultural land, some 35 estate houses and cottages (including the majority of the village of Kiddington), commercial business premises totalling over 6,000 square feet, as well as an in hand farming enterprise, tenanted farm and woodland.
  • Advising global manufacturer of healthcare devices on phased relocation from existing office and warehouse distribution facilities to 3 newbuild sites.
  • Acting for European funds on the purchase of investment properties in Oxford Street and Bond Street, the West End in the capital city for values of circa £160 million.
  • Advising on the acquisition of an office building in London. The client was a “special purchaser” as it owned the adjoining building. Negotiations were protracted as there were a number of issues with the building and it took over a year to complete the deal.

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‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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