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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

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Commercial property law

Completing the deal

Our teams in our Ipswich and Chelmsford offices offer the highest level of technical expertise and service on a wide range of commercial property law issues to a variety of clients, both national and international including traders, investors, financial institutions, developers, land owners, farmers and care home owners.

We have a strong reputation as property lawyers and we pride ourselves on not only getting the job done, but getting the job done in the timeframe required by the client. We also take the trouble to understand the significance of the matter to the client.

Where appropriate we work closely with our Corporate team on the acquisition and disposal of businesses, and our Construction unit in relation to development work. We have very strong links both with local firms of surveyors, agents and other professionals in the Ipswich and Chelmsford areas and with national companies.

"At Prettys, ‘first-class lawyer’ Tim Bacon ‘provides a quality of advice not often found in firms of this scale’. He advised on the property aspects of Aldeburgh Music Endowment Fund’s multimillion-pound purchase of the Snape Maltings site."

Legal 500 2016

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Tim Bacon

Partner, Head of Commercial Property

e tbacon@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298335

Tim Bacon

"At Prettys, ‘first-class lawyer’ Tim Bacon ‘provides a quality of advice not often found in firms of this scale’"

Legal 500 2016

 

Tim studied Classics at Durham and qualified in 1991. After 8 years working in London he was for several years a partner in Hewitsons and then Shoosmiths from where he joined Prettys in 2013 to head up the Ipswich team.

Tim specialises in development and strategic land work acting for both landowners and commercial and residential developers.

Tim’s recent work includes:

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Ross Wiltshire

Partner

e rwiltshire@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 295269

Ross Wiltshire

"[Ross] 'takes the stress out of the situation’ and is known for secured lending and development finance."

Legal 500 2016

Ross joined Prettys in 2013 and is a partner in the Commercial Property department. Prior to joining Prettys Ross trained and worked in London before spending 7 years working for some of the leading law firms in Essex.

Ross deals with all aspects of property law but has particular experience in acquisitions and disposals, development, property finance, landlord & tenant and agriculture.

Recent work highlights include:

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Lauren Philpot

Solicitor

e lphilpot@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 295262

Lauren Philpot

Lauren studied at the University of Essex and the College of Law in Bloomsbury, London before qualifying as a solicitor in 2014.  Lauren joined Prettys in September 2015 as a solicitor after three years at a firm in Windsor.

Expertise:

Lauren advises on various Landlord and Tenant matters, including leases, licences, assignments and surrenders.

Lauren also has experience of assisting with option agreements, commercial sales and purchases and secured finance.

Recent Work:

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Craig Marshall

Solicitor

e cmarshall@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 295265

Craig Marshall

Craig studied at the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University before joining Prettys in 2013 as a Paralegal and then completing his training contract. Craig qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 and joined the Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution teams with a particular specialism in contentious property matters.

Craig advises clients on all aspects of non-contentious property transactions including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and dispositions, licences, assignments and lease extensions. Craig also has experience of dealing with premises licensing and wayleave agreements.

Craig also deals with contentious property matters including rent arrears, service charge disputes, dilapidations, Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 renewals, boundary disputes and possession proceedings.

Craig's recent work includes:

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Michael Large

Solicitor

e mlarge@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 298273

Michael Large

Michael qualified as a solicitor in 2002. He is an expert in property litigation including landlord and tenant disputes, possession claims, squatter evictions, lease renewals, rent arrears, service charges, dilapidations, forfeiture of leases and breach of covenant, nuisance, boundary disputes, rent reviews, and adverse possession. He is particularly experienced in dealing with disputes involving unregistered land. In addition he deals with insolvency/bankruptcy matters, breach of contract claims, and commercial disputes.

Michael acted for the UK’s biggest landlord for over ten years. He has also acted for major commercial landlords and commercial tenants, banks, insurance companies, and property developers.

Michael has litigated cases in the County Courts and First-Tier (Property) Tribunal, in the High Court, and at Arbitration. Michael is also skilled at avoiding or minimising disputes, to reduce costs and stress. Lawyers should solve disputes, not get in the way. He has extensive expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation, and regularly represents clients at mediation.

Michael’s cases have included:

Michael regularly presents seminars and is happy to provide training sessions to property professionals, surveyors and landlords.

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Abigail Hubert

Trainee Solicitor

e ahubert@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 295264

Abigail Hubert

Abigail graduated from the Queen Mary University of London in 2015 with a degree in Law. She then went onto to study the Legal Practice Course, combined with a Masters at the University of Law in London, where she obtained a Distinction.

Abigail joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2016 after having gained experience in a variety of work experience placements. She is currently in her first seat within the Shipping Department.

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Residential and commercial development Promotion agreements, options and conditional contracts Secured lending Sales and acquisition Landlord and tenant

Meet the team

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Tim Bacon
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Ross Wiltshire
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Lauren Philpot
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Craig Marshall
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Michael Large
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Abigail Hubert

Events and resources

Events and resources
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