September 29, 2021

Continued recognition for commercial property solicitors at Holmes & Hills

Head of Commercial Property team, Rebecca Mason recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ alongside sustained recognition of the Holmes & Hills Commercial Property Team.

Holmes & Hills Solicitors’ Commercial Property Team has been again recognised as one of the leading teams of specialist commercial property solicitors in the region by the Legal 500 directory of the UK’s top law firms and solicitors.

Working in partnership with developers, landowners, land promoters, property consultants, and business owners across East Anglia and the South East, the Legal 500 2022 comments the Holmes & Hills Commercial Property team are ‘highly reputed for development and land work’. They go on to emphasise individual team members as well as highlighting elements of the experienced team’s caseload where they are working with world-leading businesses and those matters which crosses international borders.

Rebecca Mason recognised as ‘Leading Individual’

The large Commercial Property Team comprising 10 solicitors and two trainees, is led by Partner of the firm Rebecca Mason, who for the first time has been individually recognised by the Legal 500 2022 as a ‘Leading Individual’. Rebecca is noted as ‘spearheading the growth of the firms offering’ in the Commercial Property sphere, amongst her expertise in development and land issues. Rebecca continues to be integral to advising the firm’s land-owning and developer clients on issues such as development site disposal and acquisition, setting up and exercising option agreements with national developers, promotion agreements, development finance matters, as well as consortium agreements.

Working in partnership with Planning and Construction Law specialists

This year’s Legal 500 commentary highlights the breadth of specialist services Holmes & Hills can offer clients, noting the Commercial Property Team’s strengths are reinforced by the expertise of other specialist teams at the firm. Editor’s at the Legal 500 make particular reference to the Planning and Development team, as well as the Construction Team working partnership with the Commercial Property department to provide client’s a full spectrum and single source of legal advice on complex development matters.

Advising agricultural estate and business owners

Philippa Jerram, a senior solicitor within the team and specialist in agricultural property matters, was again personally named and recommended by editors of the Legal 500 for being ‘the first port of call for advice on sales, acquisitions, and transfer of farming, land, and businesses'. Michael Wright, Consultant within the department, and Associate, Helen Hendry are personally mentioned by editors this year.  Editor’s make particular note of the complex, high-value matters dealt with by both Michael and Rebecca.

As well as the aforementioned, Holmes & Hills’ team of specialist commercial property lawyers has been bolstered by three new appointments in 2021, Laura Gale, Katherine Waumsley, and Aimee Evenett. The team as a whole, pride themselves on providing pragmatic, specialist Commercial Property Law advice and representation to the region and currently have a vacancy open for their 13th experienced commercial property solicitor to join their ranks in their regional head office off the A12 in Marks Tey, Colchester.

Beyond specialist advice on development and land matters, the commercial property solicitors at Holmes & Hills assist business owners, property investors, investment funds, and commercial landlords with acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold commercial property, property finance matters, exercising break clauses, granting new leases, as well as reviewing and advising on leases, rights, and responsibilities.

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