Property Lawyers

Top Five Property Lawyers

IAN COOKE

CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS

Whether you’re ‘the sheikh or the oligarch who wants a property to live in or to have as an investment hold’ or one of those ‘traders and investors buying buildings from overseas’, Ian Cooke is your global go-to. The commercially… Read More

BERTIE HOSKYNS-ABRAHALL

WITHERS

Withers’ landed estates co-head Bertie Hoskyns-Abrahall is an expert in the acquisition and sale of estates, country residences, farmland and grouse moors, both for portfolios and first-time buyers. While agricultural subsidies face an uncertain future, affecting the investment appetite of… Read More

MICHAEL RANSON

MACFARLANES

Michael Ranson’s colleagues remember his rather uncommon application to train at Macfarlanes. ‘I put “I love property law” on the form,’ he says, adding: ‘It is still true. Two things still cause me to leap out of bed in the… Read More

SONAL THAKRAR

MISHCON DE REYA

Sonal Thakrar, Mishcon’s new head of residential property group replacing Beverley Lewis, ‘was ten when I decided I wanted to be a lawyer’ — an ambition inspired by an American legal TV programme. But following her dream was no easy… Read More

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VALERIE BRECHER

BRECHER

Valerie Brecher, joint senior partner of the growing property practice, Brecher, has almost 100 staff and more than 38 years’ experience in prime commercial and residential real estate, advising developers, HNW investors, banks and lenders. They also act on the… Read More

SUZIE HAYDON

PEMBERTON GREENISH

A former criminal lawyer who repented after spending two years visiting Bristol’s prisons, police stations and magistrates’ courts, Suzie Haydon specialises in prime residential transactions, particularly for jet-setting overseas clients who need ‘guiding through the minefield’ of English law. She… Read More

JAMES LIFFEN

MISHCON DE REYA

Industry commentators call the highly personable James Liffen ‘an associate to watch’ — and not without reason. The young lawyer, whose venture into property was ‘slightly accidental’, has spent over 11 years advising on complex deals, ranging from shared ownership… Read More

MICHAEL MORRIS

COLLAS CRILL

Described by market experts as a dedicated lawyer ‘willing to go the extra mile to complete a transaction’, Michael Morris is head of Collas Crill’s UK property team. Morris specialises in acting for HNWs and offshore investors, funds, property firms… Read More

HENRY STUART

WITHERS

One of London’s property power players, Withers’ residential property head Henry Stuart focuses on prime transactions for HNWs and institutions, particularly tax and structuring advice. He also has in-depth expertise on overseas purchases, funding and complex holding structures. Despite the… Read More