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Syed Alam

Partner, Head of Real Estate Healthcare Real Estate

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I am a partner within the real estate team and specialise in health and social care. Our health and social care team has an enviable position in the healthcare legal services market, combining specialism with breadth.

Working with registered providers, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, health and social care providers (including children’s services) and their advisors and funders, I understand the particular challenges of this sector and what it takes to get a successful outcome for clients.

I thrive on the time pressure involved in health and social care transactions. I’m flexible, commercial and accommodating, and go the extra mile for every client whenever possible. Working out of office hours or at weekends is not a problem if it helps to ease clients’ concerns or to speed up transactions.

Recent work has included some major acquisitions of properties occupied by service users for registered providers – handling more than 30 properties at a time, where more than 150 people live and are cared for, is complex. Because of my in-depth understanding of the social care sector, I am able to smooth the process for both providers and users.

In addition to my work as a solicitor I am also an Islamic scholar and have a degree in Classical Islamic Theology and Jurisprudence. As head of our India hub, I play a key role in our international team.

Outside of work, my passion is my family, football, going to the gym and holidays.

“Diligent and responsive” – Partner receives testimonial after securing homes

When a housing association required expert legal advice and support during negotiations to protect the homes of vulnerable residents, they turned to Partner and Head of Real Estate Healthcare Syed Alam. Syed’s expertise in real estate and healthcare law meant he was able to help provide the best support possible for the organisation, which led to successful negotiations and the protection of the homes of 450 tenants across 141 properties. Following the success, Mark Lovell, Managing Director of One (Housing & Support) CIC said “Syed Alam and the HCR Real Estate Healthcare team assisted One CIC in the assignment of leases in relation to the Circle project which safeguarded 141 vulnerable households and their accommodation. “One CIC are grateful for the diligent and responsive approach taken by Syed Alam and the HCR Real Estate Healthcare team to ensure this assignment was handled in an efficient and timely manner.”
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