Patrick is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in our London office. He has wide and in-depth experience in all aspects of commercial property investment and development work including acquisitions and disposals (both single property and portfolio transactions), development, joint venture and funding transactions as well as the property aspects of all types of corporate and business asset matters. He has acted for institutions, developers and investors such as AXA Sun Life, Matrix Securities, Evans Randall, Quintain Estates, Hilton and LaSalle Investment Managers. His recent experience includes the purchase, restructuring and then disposal of a large City of London property for Quintain, all development and funding aspects for various office, retail and mixed use developments for AXA, the purchase of a large multi-let retail and residential property for LaSalle and the purchase of a large pre-let City of London office block for Evans Randall.

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    • Advising Aviva Investors on the disposal of the Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle and Beacon Retail Park, Milton Keynes, both large multi-let retail properties.
    • Advising Quintain Estates on:
      • The purchase, restructuring (involving a rent sharing transaction with the Corporation of London) and subsequent disposal of a large office building on Gracechurch Street in the City of London
      • The development and pre-letting of the development sites known as Blocks W01 and W04 at Wembley
      • Various acquisitions and disposals of industrial properties
      • Large pre-letting transaction for the construction of a Premier Inn hotel at Wembley
      • In relation to the various block developments around Wembley Stadium, lease and easement transactions for power and other utilities connections, plant and apparatus
    • Advising Hilton Hotels on the sale, development and hotel management agreement in respect of the Beetham Tower in Manchester
    • Advising private investors on the purchase of two large multi-let mixed commercial and residential use buildings in central London: Dorset House on Marylebone Road and the Circle building near London Bridge.
    • Advising, as part of a team, EDF Energy NGL on disposal arrangements for the establishment of the new nuclear power facility at Sizewell by NNB.
    • Advising Matrix Securities on the purchase and later disposal of a portfolio of mixed industrial use properties.
    • Advising infrastructure investors on the purchase, refurbishment and pre-letting of a large island site in Leicester for use as hotel/retail space and student teaching facilities and accommodation.

    Education

    • University College, London, LL.M., 1998
    • Monash University, B.A., Honors, 1982
    • Monash University, LL.B., 1981

    Admissions

    • Australia, 1983
    • England and Wales, 1991
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Commercial property
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