Real Estate Real Estate

CANDEY’s specialist real estates team deals with all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions. We act for a range of clients including property companies, investors and occupiers across numerous industries with particular expertise in the hotel and leisure and retail sectors. We are also property auction specialists.

Our lawyers are commercially focused and dedicated to providing a bespoke client service. This client-centred approach means that we work closely and effectively with clients to help them achieve their commercial objectives.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising a property company on the acquisition of a development site in Newcastle in excess of £35 million.
  • Acting for a renowned university in London on letting of prestigious high-tech laboratory space and management of land and buildings at The Royal Free Hospital London.
  • Acting for an Hotel group on re-gearing of the hotel lease.
  • Acting for an offshore property investor on the acquisition of a Hotel and Golf resort in the Midlands.
  • Acting for a media company in respect of a joint venture with a well known UK property fund and Manchester City Council for large scale digital display in Manchester city centre.
  • Advising various clients on high value residential purchases in central London up to £20 million.
  • Advising various property clients in respect of lease renewals (both contentious and non-contentious) of numerous retail sites, involving Barclays Bank, Superdrug, Greggs and Aldi Supermarkets.
  • Advising a property owner on a large site disposal in London to a national house builder in excess of £15 million.
  • Advising a well known steel company on lettings of various industrial units.
  • Advising an offshore client on auction disposals of Tesco supermarket, WH Smith store and Pizza Express.
  • Acting for a property fund in relation to an office purchase portfolio for £17 million.
  • Advising on enfranchisement issues for a large residential block of flats in central London.
  • Successfully acting for a client on a right of way dispute with the Land Registry and neighbouring land owner.
  • Successfully acting for a landlord client on a possession claim for pub premises in London.
  • Acting for an international restaurant group in respect of leases for new restaurant premises in Mayfair and Piccadilly.
Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Partner, Real Estate

Richard is an approachable dynamic property lawyer with broad commercial real estate experience. Dealing primarily with commercial freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals including landlord and tenant matters, he has a special interest in hotel and leisure, retail, and industrial estates. Richard joined the firm from Ince & Co, and is recommended in The Legal 500 as a real estate solicitor who ‘demonstrates excellent knowledge’.

Contact rmorris@candey.com

Daniel Howard

Daniel Howard

Solicitor, Real Estate

Daniel is a practical and thorough property lawyer who has acted for well known retailers, pension companies and global property groups on a wide range of transactions. Daniel lived in Zurich for over two years whilst acting for UBS and FIFA. He trained at Wedlake Bell LLP.

Contact dhoward@candey.com