A commercial real estate lawyer. Philip is also the office leader in Oxford.
Philip’s particular expertise lies in acting for residential developers acquiring land for development whether by way of options, conditional contracts or other strategic land agreements. He also advises property funds, landowners, developers and banks on all aspects of commercial property from secured lending to acquisition and disposal.
Philip also acts for retailers and occupiers regarding lease negotiations and other landlord and tenant matters.
Philip is also office leader in Oxford, where he is responsible for recruiting and managing new professionals to expand the range of services available locally and nationally. He ensures his team have regular contact with clients to really understand their needs and focus on speedy delivery of advice.
Recent examples of how Philip has helped clients include:
- enabling a house builder to purchase a profitable site for 200 residential units made up of 4 parcels of separately owned land within two weeks under highly-pressured circumstances;
- ensuring a landed estate and a house builder could develop a site in a tax-efficient and mutually profitable way, by drafting a joint venture agreement dealing with marketing, construction and sale; and
- acting on the sale of a central London multi-let mixed use property for an off-shore trust at a sale price of £17.5m.