A commercial real estate lawyer specialising in freehold acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant education projects.
Richard advises on property investment and development, principally freehold acquisition and transfer of sites, drafting leases, overage and claw back agreements, and on due diligence in corporate transactions. After more than 10 years in-house with an Oxfordshire local authority, Richard has substantial experience in all real estate issues regarding educational property, including site acquisition, disposal, transfer and lettings by academies, foundations and voluntary schools. Richard also has substantial experience on the registration of village greens and commons.
Richard’s clients include developers, investors and local authorities.
Recent examples of how Richard has helped clients include:
- safeguarding a village green from development for housing, by demonstrating customary use in sufficient numbers;
- enabling a keen investor to acquire a multi-let property freehold by undertaking necessary due diligence within 24-hours; and
- ensuring the profitable acquisition of a site by re-drafting aggressive provisions for claw back lasting decades that would have rendered the deal worthless.