Firm profile submitted by Maples Teesdale LLP
Managing Partner: Chris Wilkinson
Other fee-earners: 36
Commercial Property: Roger Thornton
Company/Commercial: Paul Burke
Construction: Sam Nichols
Property Litigation: Michael Kilner
Property Finance: Chen Ikeogu
Planning: John Bosworth
The Firm Maples Teesdale is a specialist commercial real estate practice that is acknowledged as a leader in its sector. The firm has a deep understanding of the market in which its clients operate, and provides legal advice within a commercial context. It handles all aspects of commercial property and planning work, including construction, property litigation, and associated finance, and corporate work.
Over the last few years, Maples Teesdale has continued to gain significant new instructions and has also made new staff appointments. Clients say ‘It’s great for us because they are really very responsive. Everything is done quickly within the timeframes that we set.’
Principle Areas of Work
Commercial Property: The property team deals with all types of commercial property work, including development work, joint ventures, forward fundings, investment work, including lettings, and landlord and tenant issues.
Construction: The construction group gives advice on non-contentious matters, negotiating building contracts, professional appointments and related documentation.
Corporate: The corporate team advises on company and partnership matters, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, partnership and company formations, trading agreements, and the purchase and sale of businesses.
Planning: The planning team advises on all aspects of the town and country planning system, compulsory purchase and appropriation, highways, environment and energy matters, building regulations, affordable housing and judicial review.
Property Litigation: The property litigation team handles all property-related disputes, including specific performance or termination of contracts, injunctions and claims for damages. The team has been very active recently helping clients with service charge disputes, rights of light issues, rent reviews, dilapidations, planning disputes and enforcement of lending obligations.
Property Finance: The property finance team acts for both lenders and borrowers on property investment and development finance transactions. Developments range from mixed use residential and commercial developments to large commercial forward fundings on complex property developments.
Clients include major institutional investors, property developers, construction companies, banks and occupiers. Among them are Standard Life, Royal & Sun Alliance, the US Embassy, CBRE Global Investors, Rockspring, Legal & General Investment Management, Amsprop, Tristan Capital and Europa Capital.