Prew Lumley is a property partner in the Leeds office of the Real Estate Practice and has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial property lawyer. She is also the office managing partner of the Leeds office and head of the retail real estate team.

Prew’s practice is a blend of complex development work, strategic land work and property portfolio management.

As the office managing partner in Leeds, Prew has a key focus on developing inbound and outbound trade related relationships that support economic growth in Yorkshire and beyond. Prew often works with overseas companies as they look to invest or set up in Yorkshire and broader UK geographies, using her local connections and network to support this. In addition, Prew supports clients on their global expansions plans and access to new markets.

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  • Advising a well-known global burger chain on its launch and expansion in the UK.
  • Acting for Henry Boot Developments on various schemes throughout the UK, including the 40-acre Imperial Tobacco site where Prew and her team acted on the acquisition, lease back of part to Imperial Tobacco and forward funded development of six warehouses comprising 426,463 square feet of space.
  • Advising Ainscough Strategic Land on numerous planning promotion agreements and sales, including the sale of a 365-acre site in Swindon for the development of 2,500 homes.
  • Leading a team that negotiated over 200 new leases for Clintons in a 12-month period following it being bought out of administration.
  • Advising a global makeup brand on its flagship new office on The Strand and several new stores in the UK.
  • Acting for Bizspace Limited, a leading operator of office and light industrial centres throughout the UK. Prew has led a team acting on the acquisition and disposal of centres and the ongoing management of all of the assets.
  • Prew leads the retail team that acts for many well-known retailers, including Pizza Hut, Theo Paphitis Retail Group (Rymans, Partners the Stationers and Boux Avenue), URBN Limited (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People), KFC, Perry Ellis, Pronovias and Lanvin.
  • Advising a very large North West-based developer on the acquisition and management of a shopping centre.


  • York Law School, L.P.C., 1994
  • Newcastle University, LL.B., 1993


  • England and Wales, 1996


  • English
  • “Prew Lumley is an excellent lawyer.” Chambers and Partners 2024
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2023 as a Leading Individual for Commercial Property
  • Named as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK 2023 for Real Estate
  • Included as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2023

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