It’s the variety of work and the interaction with clients that I love most about practicing property law. I deal with a range of people, including the governing bodies of schools and multi-academy trusts, universities, charities and sports clubs, as well as SMEs, property investors and lenders. On your behalf, I draft legal documents or give advice on transactions like purchases, sales, leases and licences, and variations or deeds of easement and covenant.
I’m very commercially focused, so I’ll protect your best interests while minimising your fees, and if something needs further consideration, I’ll tell you straight away. I believe it’s best to identify timescales at the start of the process, and I always go the extra mile to meet a deadline. My reports are clear and easy to understand, and I’m always available if you want to chat through something. Above all, I’m driven by the satisfaction I get from achieving results for my clients.
Away from work, I love to play and watch sport like football and tennis as well as sailing and athletics. I was lucky enough to grow up on the Jurassic Coast, and firmly believe you can’t beat a good coastal walk and a pub lunch!
Instruct an agent. It comes at a cost but clarifying and agreeing favourable terms can reduce legal costs further down the line.
Keep a good relationship with your landlord/tenant or buyer/seller. The costs and time involved can spiral if each side is trying to ‘get one over’ the other.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something – that’s what we’re here for and it could avoid agreement to terms you don’t actually want.
Are you happy for us to agree the attached heads of terms?
We’re not agents so we can’t advise if the terms represent a good deal in the current market, but we can help on legal points.
How long is this matter likely to take?
A number of factors can affect how long a transaction can take. We’ll give you an indication at the start, based on our experiences, and keep you updated as it progresses.
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