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At Prettys, we understand the needs and requirements of our clients in all aspects of the commercial property sector. In response to these needs, we have integrated our expertise from our Construction group, Commercial Property team and Contentious Property to create a dedicated Real Estate team.

This integrated professional team will provide a range of services across the property, construction and development sectors. The aim of bringing the disciplines together in one team is to offer a seamless service to all clients, whatever their requirements.

The Real Estate team will advise on the full spectrum of circumstances arising in connection with the lifecycle of a property from funding, land acquisition and promotion, procurement of project teams and development of a site (all the while ensuring client’s interests are adequately protected, value is maximised and risk minimised) through to the management of issues arising with tenants, occupiers, neighbours and regulators by mobilising experts in contentious property, construction and regulation.

Prettys is a member of Galexy, the international association of lawyers.

Prettys were exceptionally responsive to urgency on required occasions and very clear in all communication... helpful, professional and a sense of caring about our requirements - Steve Padmore, Downwell Demolition.

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us.

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Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

m 07979 498818

Peter Blake

"litigator Peter Blake, ... is recommended for his ‘balanced and realistic advice’"

Legal 500 2016

 

Peter joined Prettys in 1987, becoming a partner in 1991.  He is an experienced construction lawyer with a bias towards contentious work. Peter has experience of advising on and drafting documentation on major projects and dispute resolution through negotiation, litigation, arbitration, adjudication and several forms of ADR.

Peter is involved in a number of industry groupings including Forum for the Built Environment, Interact (Suffolk branch) and sits on the Contractors’ Legal Group. Peter is a regular speaker on construction related topics to clients, invited and public audiences.

Recent work includes:

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Ian Seeley

Associate

e iseeley@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298228

m 07748 348417

Ian Seeley

Ian studied at Nottingham University and the College of Law, London, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1996. He worked in-house for a police force and two local authorities before joining Prettys in 2007. He was made an associate in 2008.

An experienced Construction lawyer, Ian advises main contractors, sub-contractors, employers and consultants in all aspects of construction disputes, from giving early intervention advice to prevent problems developing; through to resolving disputes via negotiation, mediation, expert determination, adjudication and litigation.

Ian also advises and represents clients in regulatory crime matters, including health and safety and environmental law investigations.  Ian also advises public sector bodies and contractors on the application and interpretation of EU procurement rules and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

Ian's recent cases include:

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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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Rebecca Palmer

Senior Associate

e rpalmer@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298274

Rebecca Palmer

"outstanding – professional, informative and exceptionally competent"

Legal 500 2016

 

A specialist in non-contentious commercial construction law, Rebecca's practice includes advising clients from all sectors of the industry on procurement strategy and implementation, project management and the drafting and negotiation of standard form and bespoke construction contracts including building/engineering contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, bonds/guarantees, framework agreements, development and funding agreements and all related documentation.

Rebecca studied at Leeds University and BPP Law School (London) before qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. She joined Prettys in 2013 from the market-leading construction practice at BLP in London where she had trained and qualified. 

Rebecca’s most recent work includes advising:

Rebecca speaks regularly at Prettys' "Developers' Club" and "Business Academy" seminars.  She writes frequently for "Construct", the monthly newsletter produced by Prettys' construction and development team, and she often delivers tailored training on specialist legal topics and their practical application to both client personnel and industry groups (including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the National Federation Builders).

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Claire Barritt

Senior Associate

e cbarritt@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298335

m 07387 417187

Claire Barritt

Claire qualified as a solicitor in 2003  and has a degree in business studies from the University of East Anglia. She studied law at De Montfort and London Guildhall universities.  Prior to joining Prettys she worked in the public sector and as a self employed consultant specialising in planning, property, procurement and public law matters and has been chief legal advisor and statutory monitoring officer to an urban local authority and an advisor to several  other local planning authorities.   At Prettys Claire specialises mainly in commercial property and planning  matters  and  has experience of handling a wide range of complex transactions including

Claire is also a trustee of a local charity, Suffolk 4YP, which provides health and well-being services to young people in and around Suffolk.

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Graeme Burslem

Associate

e gburslem@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298220

m 07979 498809

Graeme Burslem

Graeme qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and joined Prettys in 2017, having spent a number of years working for a prestigious real estate practice in the City.

He is a commercial property solicitor with a wide range of real estate experience, including acquisition and disposal of investment and development properties, development finance, mixed-use development work, high value landlord and tenant, land promotion, portfolio management and cross-jurisdiction sales and purchases.

His recent experience includes the £12m disposal of Enterprise Zone premises at Cobalt Business Park to an investment fund and he acted on the £34m mixed-use acquisition of a mixed use development site in West London.

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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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Residential and commercial development Promotion agreements, options and conditional contracts Secured lending Sales and acquisition Landlord and tenant Building contracts Construction disputes Collateral warranties Mediations Adjudications Professional appointments

Meet the team

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Ian Seeley
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Michael Large
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Rebecca Palmer
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Claire Barritt
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Graeme Burslem
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Craig Marshall

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