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Bates Wells

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong profile for handling real estate transactions for clients in the non-profit sector. Also regularly handles property matters for clients in the education, retail and healthcare fields. Offers additional capability in the finance and secured lending sphere, particularly on behalf of alternative lenders including loan and grant-giving bodies. Highly experienced in complex occupier work, including major headquarters sales and relocations.

Strengths

One client reports: "We find them to be very knowledgeable, as well as personable and pragmatic, and the lawyers are very good on complex specialities."

"Their main differentiators are their commercial approach to analysing any risks, their experience and their time management," says a source.

Commentators describe Bates Wells as "an excellent firm with a professional and personal touch that is responsive and reasonably priced."

Work highlights

Represented HCT Group in the sale and leaseback of its Walthamstow bus depot to a pension fund.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Cartmell is a seasoned real estate lawyer with specialist expertise in the charities sector. He has extensive experience advising clients on property transactions and development projects, including leasing and disposal aspects.
"He's always on the clients' side, looking to ensure that their interests are protected, and he's very thorough as well." "He is technically sound and he negotiates well."

Karli Hiscock frequently advises clients in the charity sector on their property needs, including headquarters relocations and retail leases. She also has wider commercial property expertise and advises on the real estate aspects of secured lending matters.
"She's very knowledgeable and diligent." "Karli knows when to go in hard and when to take a softer approach to negotiations." "She gives sound advice and has the ability to get a transaction done efficiently."

Head of real estate at the firm Mark Traynor is frequently sought out for his expertise in complex leasing and development transactions. He is adept at advising charities and educational bodies, and also advises on community-based renewable energy projects.
"He's very attentive and very intelligent, and he gets to the point quickly." "Mark provides an outstanding level of service."

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Overview

We work with commercial organisations, social enterprises and charities alike, working in a range of sectors – from negotiating property agreements to leases to finance to development agreements.  We work alongside the large and the small, from owners such as the BFI to smaller community organisations.

As a B Corp, sustainability is close to our hearts. So, we also advise on environmental and sustainability issues – meaning your property makes its mark, without making a mark on the planet.

For more information, visit https://bateswells.co.uk/services/real-estate/

Real Estate Department

Bates Wells

firm
Department location

10 Queen Street Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 1BE

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London (Firms)

Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market


Anthony Cartmell
Band 3
Karli Hiscock
Band 3
Mark Traynor
Band 3