Stephen is an Associate in the Commercial Property team specialising in acquisition of development sites and letting commercial units. Stephen’s experience includes working with a number of Registered Providers of Social Housing, private developers, property investors, national retailers, a number of small and medium business owners and private commercial landlords.
Stephen joined Clarke Willmott in 2010 as a newly qualified solicitor after working at Thrings LLP.
Stephen has worked on a variety of matters involving leases for a range of clients from small business owners to national property investors, such as Mapeley. Stephen has dealt with the grant of new leases, lease renewals and the agreement of licences and consents from both a landlord and tenant prospective.
Stephen has worked with a number if Registered Providers of Social Housing, such as The Guinness Partnership and Knightstone, as well as range of private developers to secure the acquisition of land for residential and commercial development. In particular Stephen has recently been working on the purchase of a number of ex-local authority office sites in the Bristol area for Knightstone Housing and P G Enterprises so that these disused buildings can be renovated or the sites redeveloped for new housing. Stephen has also worked closely with Guinness in respect of the expansion of their site portfolio in the Mexborough area and has dealt with a number of site acquisitions for development into new affordable housing.
Stephen has also worked with a number retail providers and restaurants, such as Las Iguanas and Turtle Bay, to secure the letting of retail units for their expanding businesses.