Whether you are engaged in buying or selling commercial property, acting as a landlord or a tenant, or pursuing commercial property development, the stakes are high. It is crucial that your legal team comprehends your commercial objectives, navigates transactions swiftly, and effectively mitigates risks. 

With extensive experience spanning various sectors, including office, retail, hospitality, leisure, and industrial, our lawyers at Spencer West work closely with developers, owners, operators, and funders. Our services encompass acquisitions and disposals, transaction and portfolio restructuring, due diligence, and commercial advisory work. Collaborating as an extension of our client’s team and working closely with property professionals involved in transactions, our lawyers ensure a smooth and successful conclusion to every matter. 

Our diverse clientele includes sellers and buyers of commercial premises, landlords and tenants in commercial lease grants, participants in retail, hospitality, and leisure transactions, and large rural estates involved in agricultural and farming real estate transactions. We also represent Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) providers and SIPP investors in commercial property transactions.  

What we advise on
  • acquisitions and disposals
  • claims for possession
  • data centres
  • development and regeneration projects
  • hospitality and leisure
  • industrial
  • offices
  • property finance and secured lending
  • retail
  • service charge disputes
  • SIPP transactions
  • rural estates
Who we work with
  • Developers  
  • Owners and operators  
  • Funders  
  • Landlords and tenants  
  • Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses  
  • Large rural estates  
  • Self-invested Personal Pension (SIPP) providers and investors  
  • Farmers 
Specialist Expertise

In addition to our Commercial Real Estate team, we offer specialist sector expertise tailored to the unique needs of our commercial real estate clients.


Our Commercial Real Estate team frequently collaborates with clients in the Hospitality and Leisure sector. With specialist expertise in this field, our lawyers provide comprehensive support in various aspects, including licensing agreements, lease negotiations for hotels and more. 

For more information on Hospitality and Leisure, please see here. 


Our team excels in advising landowners and estates on a broad spectrum of real estate matters. From tax planning to real estate development, our lawyers employ a technical and commercial approach to safeguard and maximize the value of our commercial real estate clients’ assets. In the context of agricultural and farming transactions, we assist with purchases, sales, lettings, estate management, and agricultural landlord and tenant matters. 

On the development side, we represent landowners in a variety of transactions, always with a focus on securing the best deal for our clients.


Our Commercial Real Estate team possesses specialist knowledge of residential property, ensuring a comprehensive service for clients with complex cases involving mixed-use property, portfolio diversification, employee housing, or conversion projects. Regardless of the unique situation, our lawyers are well-equipped to assist. 

From guiding clients through high-value property transactions to providing support in case of disputes, our team delivers expertise in collaboration with leading valuers, surveyors, agents, and experts. 

For more information on Residential Property, please see here. 


Commercial real estate transactions often give rise to disputes. Our experienced property dispute practitioners specialize in resolving these disputes efficiently and strategizing for early resolutions. Covering a wide range of commercial and residential property disputes, our team has dealt with issues such as landlord and tenant disputes, contractual and conveyancing disputes, title issues, leasehold disputes, leasehold enfranchisement, lease extensions, and development-related disputes. 

For more information on Dispute Resolution, please see here. 

Meet our team

Azeem Arshad
Partner - Commercial Real Estate
Jamie Bartlett
Partner - Commercial and Residential Property
Sarah Batterton
Consultant Solicitor - Planning
Richard Brailsford
Partner - Commercial Real Estate and Business Transfer
James Brenan
Partner – Real Estate
Helena Camacho
Partner - Residential & Commercial Property
Simon Cohen
Commercial Property, Acquisitions, Landlord and Tenant matters, Renewal of Business Leases, Residential Real Estate
Jess Cornish
Partner - Commercial Property
Maurice Esterkin
Partner - Commercial Real Estate and Construction
Natalie Gefen
Partner - Real Estate, Probate & Wills
Sivan Gelb
Partner – Real Estate
Andrew Gilbert
Partner – Dispute Resolution/Corporate and Commercial
Stephen Harris
Partner - Real Estate/Commercial Property
Brian Hearne
Partner – Real estate
Vahideh Hojatoleslami
Partner - Real Estate
Caroline Karugu-Mwarari
Partner - Real Estate
Hamaad Khalid
Partner - Real Estate
Spencer West Partner Hei Leung
Hei Leung
Partner - Real Estate
Peter Levi
Partner – Real Estate
Zainab Malik
Registered Foreign Lawyer
Donald Millar
Partner - Real Estate & Real Estate Finance
Michael Morris
Partner - Real Estate & Real Estate Finance
David Morton
Partner - Finance
Aidan O’Reilly-Armas
Conveyancer - Residential and Commercial Property
Sonal Patel
Partner - Commercial Real Estate
Eusebio Pujol
Partner - Corporate and Commercial; M&A; Real Estate
Keira Rawden
Partner – Commercial and Residential Real Estate
Matthew Scott-Tucker
Partner – Commercial Real Estate
Justin Selig
Partner - Real Estate
Michael Shapiro
Partner - Commercial Property
Alan Taylor
Consultant - Commercial Real Estate, Residential Property
Spencer West Partner Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson
Partner - Construction
Adrian Wallace
Partner - Commercial Property
Ross Wilson
Partner - Real Estate Litigation
Euri Yoon
Partner – Tax