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Karl Bamford Office Leader T:01782 349510 M:07968 236346

Office leader and Real Estate lawyer in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Karl advises on all aspects of major real estate portfolios. Author and commentator on commercial leases he has written Amending a Commercial Lease (Bloomsbury Professional) and co-edited Ross: Commercial Leases (Lexis Nexis).

Clients include household names such as M&G, Telereal Trillium, JCB, Phones4U, Waterford Wedgwood and Thyssenkrupp.

Karl has a reputation for innovative thinking when working with clients.  He was a pioneer in the Mexican-Wave sub-contracting model which ensures efficient and cost-effective working.

As office leader, Karl is responsible for ensuring the lawyers have effective support - whether human resources, technology or otherwise - to enable the team to provide an accessible and quick responsive service to their clients.

Examples of how Karl has helped clients include:

  • leading the Knights Mexican-Wave team;
  • pioneering work with the virtual assignment model allowing economic benefits derived from properties to pass without the need for a legal assignment, so economic benefits and burdens of a lease are transferred to a third party; and
  • supporting Phones4U during their retail expansion over 15 years.