Partner, Head of Thames Valley Property Department
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Robert specialises in property investment, corporate real estate, land development and secured lending.
He acts for a number of well-known Thames Valley based occupiers and corporates, including a current Formula 1 motor racing team. Current instructions include a marina redevelopment, the disposal of an 82 bed care home and acquiring sustainable regional headquarters for Interserve, an office built to Greentech passivhaus standards – the first commercial building of its type in England.
Robert frequently lectures on occupancy related topics.
Recent deals include:
– commercial arrangements for a Formula 1 team
– purchase of a town centre mixed use scheme
“I have no hesitation in recommending Rob and his team. They look after all facets of our property portfolio”
“Robert dealt with our headquarters relocation and “went into the trenches for us” in order to achieve the desired outcome
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Robert Lynch (Band 2 – Individual Ranking – Real Estate – Thames Valley) is based in the Reading office of Harrison Clark Rickerbys and heads the firm’s property team in the region. He advises on a wide range of transactional matters, including the purchase of land for development and commercial property investments.
The Oxford University Rugby Football Club is delighted to announce that they have concluded an agreement with The University of Oxford that will secure the future of the Club and provide space for the development of the University’s sports facilities at the Iffley Road ground.
Under this deal the University have purchased the 2 hectare site at Iffley Road with the Club leasing back the bulk of the ground, leaving space for the University to develop adjacent land for its other sporting activities.
The Club’s Chair ( Martin Jackson) has said: “We are very grateful for the legal assistance provided by Robert Lynch and his team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, to steer the deal through and manage the various issues that arose along the way. This was not a straight forward deal and the HCR team delivered a top quality performance”.
Professor William James (Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources)) has stated that “the University is very pleased to have concluded the deal which enables it to finalise the next stage of improvements to University sports facilities which are central to the student experience; in addition, the University is keen to help OURFC achieve financial stability to secure the future of rugby as a major student sport”.
Sir Ivor Roberts (President of OURFC) “thanked the University for conducting the negotiations in a most constructive manner”. He added “ that the 1,100 Rugby Union players, coaches, medical staff and officials within the University are very grateful to know that, coupled with our on-going fund-raising efforts, this deal ensures that the sport – which has seen a 50% increase in participation, particularly among women, in the last 5 years – has a sound financial footing. Rugby at Iffley Road continues as it has done since 1922”.
Robert Lynch of Harrison Clark Rickerbys is “very good at giving practical advice,” according to one client. He also wins praise for being “commercial, responsive, sensible and an easy person to work with.” He advises on a broad range of development, investment and landlord and tenant work.
Very many thanks, yet again, for giving the students such a fantastic morning yesterday. It leaves such a favourable impression of the firm. You will have seen how engaged they were with the discussion of the commercial pressures on Law firms. To have put their limited knowledge of these things into such a clear and compelling picture was great and they have learned a lot from you. They will also have learned that there are often no right answers to negotiation and not to be too alarmed by their first meeting on behalf of a client.