As a partner in the real estate team I advise businesses, professionals and local authorities on a wide range of non-contentious commercial real estate matters across many industry sectors.
I have considerable experience in dealing with high value sales and acquisitions plus lettings acting on behalf of both investors and occupiers.
I also act for lenders in the context of development finance, including finance in the PRS and student accommodation sectors.
My particular specialism is in the provision of commercial property services for the health, care and early years sectors. I have in-depth knowledge and experience in the pharmacy, children’s nursery and education sectors and regularly act for buyers and owner/sellers of these types of businesses.
I enjoy the variety of my work and the challenges each transaction brings, taking a pragmatic approach to any issues that arise and making use of legal technology to ensure the smooth running of each transaction.
Areas of expertise:
- Commercial leases especially those involving new build/large scale renovation
- Acquisitions and leases for out of home advertising
- Self storage, aggregate and waste businesses involving EA requirements
- Development finance (residential and commercial)
- Entire portfolio acquisitions and disposals
- Children’s day nurseries, independent schools and pharmacies
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 2014
Advised a development company on a number of mixed use sustainable schemes.
Advised on a complex multimillion-pound acquisition of a day care nursery involving numerous commercial properties.
Acted on a high value refinance for an investor relating to their entire property portfolio.
I cannot recommend Rachel enough as the ‘go to’ person for property legal advice. She has consistently provided our business with exceptional support on various property transactions. Rachel’s clear advice and guidance have been invaluable in helping us navigate complex legal issues with ease.
Rachel and I have worked together on the delivery of countless development finance facilities and I have always found her to be the perfect blend of approachable, fair and knowledgeable. She has regularly gone beyond the call of duty, including working on late into the evening, and indeed over weekends, to ensure that matters are progressed – even when there have been delays and frustrations encountered out of her control. I wouldn’t hesitate to, and in fact regularly do, recommend her to colleagues and other contacts in the industry. A particularly safe pair of hands.
I just wanted to add my personal thanks. We were both delighted that some of the documents were completed earlier today, particularly after the last few months which have been more complex and protracted than we all anticipated.
Thank you for your efforts in resolving all issues here and getting this across the line.