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Geldards LLP

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 2WalesUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Accomplished team noted for its adept handling of investment and development matters. Particular strengths in real estate matters concerning renewable energy projects, industrial portfolios and marine and port activity. Also regularly handles high-profile Welsh regeneration projects for the public sector. Wide-ranging client roster also includes corporate occupiers, power suppliers and banking groups.

Strengths

One source comments: "Geldards is a very professional and highly competent firm."

Another interviewee says: "The lawyers in the property team are very knowledgeable and I felt safe in their hands," adding: "They have a very personable approach and are pragmatic when it comes to finding solutions."

A client comments: "The team is focused on providing clear and considered advice while balancing risk against the importance of expediency."

Work highlights

Advised Cardiff Gate Business Park on the off-market disposal of the motorway services area and petrol filling station at junction 30 on the M4 for £10 million.

Notable practitioners

Adam Thomas has gained notable experience working on a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and development projects. He also assists clients with the management of property portfolios.
"Adam is responsive, commercially minded and personable."

Mike Jeffs is a commercial property lawyer who advises clients in both the public and private sectors. He handles a wide range of matters, with notable expertise in development finance and portfolio management.
"Mike is excellent to work with. He combines great response times with valuable advice and guidance at all times."

Susanne Bradley is head of the real estate team in Cardiff and an experienced practitioner. She advises on investment acquisitions, disposals and portfolio management as well as handling complex development projects.
"Susanne is always great to work with and very knowledgeable in her field." "She is excellent - she explains issues particularly well and clearly." "She is experienced, diligent and a resilient negotiator."

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Overview

Geldards has one of the largest and best regarded Commercial Property teams in Wales. The department is known in particular for:- 


•    its involvement with complex, and large-scale projects such as the prospective M4 Relief Road which, if constructed, will open up access to South Wales by providing a long-needed route to Cardiff and beyond, avoiding the congested Brynglas Tunnels on the eastern side of Newport.

•    its ability to deliver critical, politically sensitive and sometimes unwelcome advice (for example in relation to the various objections to the M4 Relief Road) to government and public sector bodies to protect their interests and those of their constituents and taxpayers;

•    long term commitment to public sector regeneration projects (e.g. Radyr Farm for the Plymouth Estate; Porth Teigr for Welsh Ministers; the former St Athan airfield for the Welsh Ministers (including the Aston Martin DBX Plant);

•    seamless advice on projects from inception through land acquisition, planning and construction to letting, management and disposal made possible by having planning experts including Huw Williams and construction/infrastructure expert, Tony Norris working beside pure property experts within the department;

•    continuity in terms of the partners and team members dedicated to a project – for instance Susanne Bradley has worked continuously with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council on the regeneration of Neath Town Centre since 2007;


Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Real Estate

Geldards LLP

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Location

4 Capital Quarter

Tyndall Street

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

CF10 4BZ

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Wales

Real Estate


Adam Thomas
Up and Coming
Susanne Bradley
Band 1