Neil joined the Real Estate team in November 2007 having previously worked as Partner in a provincial law firm and before that for many years at a well-known London practice. He brings 25 years of commercial property experience to the team.

Areas of expertise

  • Site acquisitions for development
  • Conditional contracts, options and rights of pre-emption
  • Landlord and Tenant transactions
  • Sales and purchases of commercial properties including portfolio acquisitions and disposals
  • Negotiating section 106 Agreements

Recent work

  • Acting on a riverside development site where the client acquired various leasehold interests being a hotel, heliport terminal and a penthouse. This involved putting in place a complicated leasehold structure to preserve the client’s freehold interest in the adjoining site.
  • Acting in the grant of Building Licences to 2 well known house builders of part of a very large residential development site in the Midlands. The Building Licences contained complicated overage provisions.
  • Acting for a Landlord client with significant high profile property interests in the capital in the grant of a lease to a major private healthcare operator. The Agreement for Lease was conditional on obtaining a ‘dual use’ planning consent.
  • Acting for a landlord of an iconic London property on a re-gearing and restructuring of a lease with associated option agreements.


Further Information

In his limited spare time Neil enjoys being with his family, playing golf and watching football, not necessarily all at the same time.


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