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Hugh James

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 1WalesUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

An outstanding real estate practice with notable development expertise and an impressive client roster, which includes a number of developers, social housing providers and public sector bodies. Highly experienced in a wide range of commercial and transactional matters, including disposal strategies, land transactions and high-end construction work. Also acts for leading house builders on large residential schemes.

Strengths

One client attests: "The firm has great solicitors with a lot of experience who go above and beyond for us."

"The lawyers at Hugh James are very efficient, reliable and pragmatic," says a client, adding: "They look at things in the round and give us the best legal advice, which is concise and understandable."

Work highlights

Advised Pobl Group and Coastal Housing Group on the £26 million acquisition of a site in Gwynfaen for the delivery of 144 zero-carbon homes.

Notable practitioners

Caroline O'Flaherty has notable expertise in a wide range of real estate matters, including portfolio acquisitions and commercial developments. Her impressive client roster includes pension funds, house builders, private investors and educational institutions.
"Caroline is very supportive and will help us turn things around really quickly." "She does very well and ensures our interests are always paramount."

Peter Hurn is head of the real estate team at Hugh James. He has deep expertise in commercial property transactions and development, as well as representing a number of national house builders.
"Peter is a very good lawyer with a very good client base." "He is very sensible and knows his onions."

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Overview

We have more than 46 lawyers specialising in all aspects of commercial property, construction and procurement, development (including complex landlord and tenant, acquisition and disposal issues), regeneration, property litigation and estate management.

We are at the forefront of real estate development in Wales working with a broad range of developers, investors and portfolio occupiers.

  • Developers – residential, commercial, retail and leisure, industrial and public sector
  • Investors and financial institutions
  • Portfolio occupiers – social housing, retail, sport, leisure, public sector and student accommodation
  • Local authorities and other public bodies

We inspire our clients’ loyalty by delivering a personal cost-effective service that is partner led. Our clients value us for the blend of technical expertise, pragmatic advice and quality of service that we deliver.

We have extensive experience in advising on the following:

  • Site acquisitions and disposals
  • Contract and lease negotiation
  • Strategic property portfolio advice
  • Industry expertise

Real Estate

Hugh James

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Location

Two Central Square

Central Square

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

CF10 1FS

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Wales

Real Estate


Caroline O'Flaherty
Band 2
Peter Hurn
Band 1