Commercial Property Solicitors

Our commercial property team delivers focused strategic advice to a wide range of clients. We are at the forefront of commercial property development, working with a broad range of developers, investors and portfolio occupiers.

The team inspires clients' loyalty by delivering a personal cost-effective service that is partner led. Our clients value us for the blend of technical expertise, pragmatic advice and quality of service that we deliver.

Our experience includes site acquisitions and disposals, contract and lease negotiation, strategic property portfolio advice and industry expertise. 

Our commercial property clients include:

  • Developers – residential, commercial, retail and leisure, industrial and public sector
  • Investors and financial institutions
  • Portfolio occupiers – social housing, retail, sport, leisure, public sector and student accommodation

Our experience includes the following:

  • Site acquisitions and disposals
  • Contract and lease negotiation
  • Strategic property portfolio advice
  • Industry expertise.

Key contact

Peter is a partner and heads up the commercial property team. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and disposals, residential housebuilders, land & tenant, consortiums, planning and infrastructure agreements and renewable energy. Peter has experience in dealing with both private and public sector clients including Barratt Homes, Bellway Homes, Walters Group, Cardiff Bus, Welsh Water and the Welsh Rugby Union.

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The team at Hugh James, led by Dan Morgan, have been superb, playing a key role in diligently supporting us through this significant transaction. Our long-standing relationship with Hugh James will certainly continue into the future as we continue to evolve and grow the Brains brand.

Jon Bridge | SA Brain & Co


We have appointed Hugh James on a range of site acquisitions. They have provided a professional service with one point of contact, they are responsive, deliver on timescale commitments, good communicators and most importantly, they've helped us get deals over the line.

Paul Gardiner | E G Carter


Caroline has really helped Curo shape our new house building business over the past few years. Her knowledge of the property industry really is first class. Her proven track record speaks for itself and she is respected and admired throughout the industry in Wales and England. Caroline is a straight talker who immediately understands a client's requirements and is able to work to extremely tight timescales and always delivers

Lisa Howells | Curo


"...they deal with issues efficiently and proactively. They have a business attitude instead of just a legal one."

Chambers and Partners UK


Richard is a pleasure to work with and we have a good working relationship. He understands our requirements and helps us meet our often challenging timescales.

Paul Wyatt| Melin Homes


When appointing a team of consultants to work on our new development projects Caroline is our first call.

Rhianydd Jenkins | Coastal Housing


Caroline’s ability and willingness to make a positive impact stands out on all the projects we have worked together on. We know that she has our interests at the forefront; she makes a positive contribution to the team and inspires and gains the confidence of others.

Scott Rooks | Candleston


..my “go to person” with regard to legal advice on land acquisition contracts in the public sector. His knowledge and experience of this sector has proved invaluable in securing options and contracts from both private and public organisations for the delivery of affordable housing in South Wales.

Keith Richardson, Development Consultant, Bron Afon Community Housing


We were thrilled to have Hugh James on board supporting and advising us on this demanding purchase. The Commercial property team delivered a first class, professional service and were critical in ensuring we acquired the site on the vendor’s strict terms and tight timescales.

Matt Worton, Director of Development, Rhondda Housing Association


"They're absolutely first class… they're proactive in their approach and can identify issues well before anything comes up, have excellent knowledge of the local market and have very much been on the front foot in all the negotiations we've been in."

Chambers and Partners UK

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