Sophie Robertson

Sophie joined Lawrence Stephens’ Real Estate department as a paralegal in April 2022. After graduating from university in Australia with a Bachelors Degree in Communications, she obtained her GDL and a LPC with a Master Read more…

Hannah Kavoosi

Hannah joined Lawrence Stephen’s Real Estate department as a paralegal in April 2022. Hannah completed her LLB at City University and is planning on starting her LPC part time in August. Prior to this, Hannah Read more…

Jordan Hunt

Jordan joined Lawrence Stephens’ Real Estate department as a Paralegal in January 2022. Prior to this, he read History at the University of Warwick before going on to complete the LLM Law Conversion at BPP Read more…

Hafsa Umarji

Hafsa has particular expertise in advising on all aspects of residential property transactions, from acting for freehold and leaseholders, first time purchases, selling a listed building, high value landed estates to working with major housing Read more…

Ana Aller

Ana Aller has 10 years’ PQE and joined the Lawrence Stephens team as an Associate in October 2021. Specialising in Commercial Real Estate, Ana assists clients with matters ranging from acquisition & disposal of property, Read more…

Emma Randles

Originally from Cheshire, Emma is a graduate from the University of Exeter where she completed her law degree in 2020. She has since completed her legal practice course with the University of Law and began Read more…

Craig Mullen

With more than 16 years PQE, Craig Mullen has accumulated vast experience in dealing with a full range of commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions; his specialisms include managing commercial landlord & tenant Read more…

Sara Jutestal

Sara Jutestal is a bilingual Commercial Real Estate Solicitor with 2 years’ PQE experience. Fluent in both English and Swedish, Sara advises on a range of commercial real estate matters including refinancing, landlord & tenant Read more…

Lawrence Stephens Expands Real Estate Team

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We’re pleased to announce that experienced real estate lawyer, Angela McCarthy, has joined Lawrence Stephens as an Associate in our expanding Real Estate team. With 10 years’ experience in the real estate sector, including 4 Read more…

Angela McCarthy

Angela McCarthy is conscientious, approachable and driven and delivers commercial, cost-effective advice. Building strong client relationships is a key strength and enables her to align advice with client business strategies and objectives. Having worked in Read more…

Emma Clifford

Emma joined Lawrence Stephens as a Paralegal in the Real Estate department in April 2021, before becoming a Trainee Solicitor in December 2021. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in English Literature, Read more…

Commercial Eviction Ban Extended by 3 Months

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The Government has announced that it has extended the ban on commercial tenant evictions until at least 30 June 2021, in an effort to provide additional support to businesses as they begin to trade following Read more…

Vidhushan Sujenthiran

Vidhushan Sujenthiran

Vidhushan is an approachable Real Estate Finance Solicitor, eager to provide clients with solutions-based legal advice. Vidhushan acts and advises a number of clients in relation to a range of residential and commercial property matters. Read more…

Government Reforms to Benefit Leaseholders

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On 7 January 2021 the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced revisions to leasehold enfranchisement laws, which come as part of the biggest proposed reforms to English Property Law in 40 years. Lease Extensions Under the Read more…

Mark Toland

Mark has a wealth of experience which belies his four years of qualification acquired at a Legal 500 firm acting for bridging and high street lenders, large national developers, registered providers, and both commercial landlords Read more…

Nick Marshall

Nick has over 20 years of experience acting for international and domestic clients, helping them achieve their investment and operational targets, as well as managing the life cycle of their real estate portfolios. Regardless of how Read more…

Rent arrears recovery and protection

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Following our previous article on this topic, the government has extended the protections available to commercial and residential tenants. This article also outlines the remedies available for landlords.  FORFEITURE Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act Read more…

Property market reopen for business: Has it? Will it?

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As of the 13th May, the government has relaxed restrictions imposed on the property sector during the coronavirus lockdown period. Estate agents, removal companies, conveyancers, and surveyors can resume trading; buyers and surveyors can visit properties Read more…

Commercial Property and COVID-19 – FAQs

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In this legal insight, Partner Danny Schwarz seeks to provide clarity on practical issues that building occupiers and owners have experienced, by addressing some of the most frequently asked questions he and his team have Read more…

COVID-19: Witness of Deeds

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During the current COVID-19 climate with the government advising on social distancing, many people will find executing documents difficult.  So, what advice should law practitioners be giving their clients to assist when executing documents? Can Read more…

2% stamp duty surcharge overseas purchaser

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On 11th of March 2020 Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his budget that from 1st April 2021, a 2% surcharge on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would be imposed upon non-UK resident buyers of residential Read more…

Residential Property Transactions and COVID-19 – FAQs

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The measures taken by the UK Government to contain the spread of the coronavirus have created profound complications for the UK residential property market. Legal concerns relate to drafting contracts, financing arrangements, force majeure provisions, Read more…

Glen Bayliss

Glen Bayliss joined Lawrence Stephens Solicitors in September 2019. He joins us from a West End firm where he was a Partner specialising in residential property and private client. Glen qualified in 1997 and won the Read more…

David Freedman

David joined Lawrence Stephens as a Partner in September 2019 and contributes over 30 years of legal experience to our Real Estate/Secured Lending team. Over the years, he has established a proactive, can-do attitude to Read more…

Tenant Fees Bill receives Royal Assent

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On 12 February 2019, the Tenant Fees Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent and became the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The Act will come into force on 1 June 2019 for new and renewal leases and Read more…

Property Law In-House Training

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No area of law is static and businesses and individuals need to completely understand the latest legal developments and their implications in order to make the most of every opportunity. This week Lawrence Stephens brought Read more…

Nishta Camiah

Nishta joined Lawrence Stephens in August 2018 as an Associate and comes with significant experience in a broad range of commercial property matters. Nishta’s experience includes acting for clients in sales and acquisitions of both Read more…

Stavros Theophilou

Stavros has developed a strong reputation within the industry for his exceptional legal expertise and quality of client service, having recently been named in Bridging & Commercial’s 35 Under 35 Power List 2020. He is Read more…

Paul Marsh

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2011 having previously worked in the commercial world of sales and marketing. Paul acts and advises clients in relation to a wide variety of commercial and residential property and Read more…

Real Estate

Our Real Estate team provides comprehensive residential and commercial property advice and assistance on the full lifecycle of a property to homeowners, investors, developers and financial institutions. Whether you own a single property or an Read more…

David Seal

David qualified in 1982 and with partner David Kosky set up his own firm, Kosky Seal, four years later. David specialises in all aspects of property law including secured lending, development and investment. He acts Read more…

Danny Schwarz

Danny qualified in 1998 and joined Lawrence Stephens in 2006, having previously worked in the Property department of a leading City firm. He was made a Partner in 2008. Danny deals with all aspects of Read more…

Nisha Saigal

Nisha Saigal

Nisha joined Lawrence Stephens in 2015 bringing with her a strong background in commercial property matters. Nisha qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and was made up to Director in 2021. She works on a Read more…

Michael Petrou

Michael is a member of our Commercial and Residential Property teams, handling property acquisition, disposal and development transactions. He advises on all aspects of the residential sector, as well as commercial offices, retail leases and Read more…

Andrew Park

Andrew qualified in 1985 and became a partner at Kosky Seal two years later. The firm was integrated into Lawrence Stephens in 2007. Andrew’s practice encompasses commercial and residential property, landlord and tenant and employment Read more…

Andreas Panteli

Andreas joined Lawrence Stephens in September 2013 having studied Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Following the completion of his training contract at the firm, he qualified as a solicitor in December 2015. Andreas Read more…

Gregory Palos

Gregory is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Finance Department. He has over 30 years’ experience working for clients within the UK and internationally in the acquisition of property investments, development sites and Read more…

Stephen Messias

As a founding partner of Lawrence Stephens, and with over 30 years’ experience, Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm in all aspects of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, as well as Landlord Read more…

Christina Ioannou

Christina studied Law at the University of Sussex before completing her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law Bloomsbury in 2013. She joined Lawrence Stephens as a trainee solicitor and qualified with the firm Read more…