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Our commercial property solicitors offer expert legal advice and representation in all areas of commercial property and real estate law 

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Leading Commercial Property Solicitors with unmatched experience and expertise

The legal procedures behind buying, selling, leasing, or investing in commercial property are complex and can be difficult to deal with without professional legal guidance. Having an experienced and knowledgeable commercial property solicitor on your side - who can anticipate problems before they occur and offer solutions for dealing with them quickly and effectively - can make all the difference for ensuring a smooth and timely transaction. This is where Taylor Walton’s commercial property team can offer their expert advice and representation. 

Our team contains the most experienced commercial real estate lawyers in the Hertfordshire and Luton areas. With decades of expertise shared amongst them, our commercial property solicitors offer legal advice and administrative support for all stages of the commercial property lifecycle; from the first plans of property development and securing property financing, to investment portfolio management and asset disposal. 

Our approach to our commercial property legal services is to keep it proactive yet personal. We understand that not every commercial real estate case is the same, which is why we get to know our clients by working closely with them; ensuring that we fully understand their needs and deliver bespoke legal services tailored to their requirements.  

Having instructed one of our commercial property solicitors, we will immediately act on your behalf whilst keeping you regularly updated on the progress of your case, ensuring that you understand what is happening every step of the way. Our solicitors are qualified to explain commercial property law in concise, simple language free of legal jargon, so that you are aware of all your legal options and can make fully informed decisions regarding your commercial property matters. 

Our commercial property solicitors have been trained to not only offer our clients the best quality legal advice in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire region, but to cover all aspects of commercial property law on a national basis. We take pride in the diverse expertise and experience of our team, who have worked with large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in deals of all sizes and complexities.  

Call our commercial property solicitors on 01582 390409 or fill in the contact form above for a confidential, no obligation consultation with one of our legal advisors.  

Our Testimonials

“James Khakpour-Smith is the partner we deal with on a regular basis and he is absolutely fantastic to work with. Always goes above and beyond, is commercially minded and always gives considered advice.” 

“I have valued Taylor Walton’s breadth of legal experience in dealing with various matters beyond simple conveyancing. This is particularly important for increasingly more complex property transactions. And it helps to have this knowledge base under one roof.” 

“Dermot Carey has an excellent demeanour and an extremely knowledgeable take on commercial property work.” 

“Dermot Carey is a proactive real estate lawyer who has a thorough knowledge of commercial property law.” 

"All the staff at the practice are very approachable, helpful and knowledgeable." - Legal 500

Commercial Property Services

Acquisition & disposal of commercial properties

From offices and factories to restaurants and retail spaces, our solicitors can assist with acquiring and selling a wide range of commercial properties.

Commercial leasehold enfranchisement

Our commercial property solicitors can help you secure the grant of a lease for whichever type of commercial property you need.

Commercial conveyancing

Whether you are buying or selling a commercial property, our solicitors can fulfil the wide range of administration work needed to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Infrastructure & utility agreements

We can act on your behalf for dealing with utility companies and government body regulations that can have major impacts on your commercial property development.

Commercial property investment advice

Our solicitors can offer their advice on commercial property investment opportunities, highlighting advantages and potential pitfalls before you invest.

Commercial property portfolio management

We are experienced in helping firms manage their large portfolio of commercial properties and investments.

Commercial property development & construction

We can help you deal with the full range of challenges that come with developing on land and construction projects.

Commercial leases

Acting for both landlords and tenants, our commercial property solicitors can organise sales, renewals, variations and extensions on contracts.

Why choose our Commercial Property Solicitors?

Experience and knowledge in commercial property law. Our solicitors have helped hundreds of clients resolve the legalities of their commercial property transaction, from complex environmental issues when planning commercial property development to managing large and varied property investment portfolios. Our commercial property solicitors experience and knowledge is unmatched, making them some of the leading real estate lawyers in the Hertfordshire and Luton areas.   

We speak your language. Our commercial property solicitors will explain the processes necessary to resolve your legal issues and complete transactions in clear and concise language free of legal jargon. This allows you to understand the legal steps needed to complete your transaction whilst ensuring you are aware of all your options when making key decisions. 

Ethics and trust. Our commercial property solicitors are appointed to legal national frameworks, marking the level of trust and quality in our professional and customer services. Many of our lawyers also come recommended by the Legal 500 – the UK’s leading legal profession body – so that you can be reassured that our commercial property solicitors have been independently reviewed for their excellence.   

Established relationships with professional bodies. Our commercial property solicitors have built strong relationships with trusted funders, surveyors and other professionals, which our clients have access to ensure a complete and smooth transaction. 

Strong communication. We keep our clients regularly updated on the progress of their case and have quick response times for answering their queries via email or phone.  

Fair pricing. We track the pricing of other local firms to ensure that our rates always remain competitive yet reflective of the quality services that we provide. From the very first consultation, our commercial property solicitors will be transparent about our charges for the work needed and can work with you to deliver a tailored service that suits your budget. 

Sectors and clients we work with

  • Retail
  • Charities
  • Property Development & Construction
  • Motor Industry
  • Finance & Investment
  • Farming & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Portfolio & Property Management
  • Landlord & Tenant

Our recent work

  • Our team of commercial property solicitors provided vital legal services for Stapleton's Tyre Services acquisition of Pirelli Retail Central Tyre and Exhaust Distribution. This deal involved acquiring 56 sites nationally and resolving the organisational, legal and environmental issues that came along with the business acquisition. 
  • £15 million sale of agricultural land to a national housebuilder for 100 new homes, acting on behalf of a family trust. 
  • Sale of development site in Luton comprising a 9-storey building for £4.5m (having previously acted on the purchase and finance of the same). 
  • Representing a purchaser to acquire a site for residential development which involved contract conditional on planning, satisfactory site investigation and the acquisition of necessary easements to gain access into the site. 
  • Acting for promoter in relation to securing outline planning permission for a site and subsequent sale to a national house builder. Work involved negotiating sale agreement, transfer and overage deed. 
  • Our commercial property solicitors acted for a major retailer in relation to the surrender of one unit in a shopping centre and taking a lease of a different unit. The new lease had to allow the landlord flexibility to re-develop the centre and we ensured that the re-development provisions were acceptable to the retailer and protected their position.

Meet our Commercial Property Solicitors

Dermot Carey

Commercial Property, Management
Managing Partner
01582 731161

Dermot has over 25 years' experience managing property-related matters and transactions; advising and managing the real estate portfolios of some of the firm’s largest clients such as the Chamberlain Group and Brook Street. He also offers specialist advice on a wide range of real estate and landlord & tenant related matters.

Alison Lauder

Commercial Property
01582 390469

Alison works on all aspects of commercial property, including landlord and tenant, secured lending and land development. She specialises in acting for the retail sector, and her in-depth understanding of retail challenges enables her to negotiate and tailor documentation to her client’s needs.

James Cottrell

Commercial Property
Head of Department - Partner
01582 390409

James heads our commercial property department and deals with all aspects of commercial property law and organisation. He takes a special interest in advising residential and commercial developers on site acquisition and disposals. In addition, James advises some of Taylor Walton’s most important clients on their property portfolios, as well as the Firm’s banking clients, on property finance matters.

James Khakpour-Smith

Commercial Property
01727 818513

James acts for a broad range of clients - from a multi-national law firm and various large off-shore property investment companies to local owner-managed businesses – in the acquisition, disposal, financing and leasing of commercial freehold and leasehold property. He also specialises in collective enfranchisement and lease extension work for both landlords and tenants and is listed by the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners as a trusted expert.

Julma Begum

Commercial Property
01582 390472

In addition to dealing with property development matters, Julma deals with property management work on behalf of a national children’s charity - which involves drafting, negotiating and completing agreements and leases of retail shops, warehouses and office premises.

Sukina Dhillon

Commercial Property
01582 731161

Sukina has substantial experience in dealing with multi-million-pound mixed use sales and purchases, mixed use development, landlord and tenant work, leases, licences and property support in corporate and lending transactions. She is recognised in the Legal 500 and is a former contributor the Landlord and Tenant Handbook.

Howard Byers

Commercial Property
01582 390478

James Cheshire

Commercial Property
01582 390479

James’ legal work includes advising on landlord and tenant matters, property acquisitions and disposals, corporate support work and development work. He also acts for one of our largest property investment clients by assisting with landlord and tenant matters.

Tanveer Ranshi

Commercial Property

Isabella Mason

Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property
01582 731161

Shehroze Khan

Commercial Litigation
Trainee Solicitor
01582 731161

Shehroze is our trainee solicitor. He attended the University of Birmingham and graduated with a BA English degree before completing an MA in Law and LPC at the University of Law. He has also completed Vacation Schemes with various law firms including Squire Patton Boggs, Teacher Stern, Latham & Watkins and Clyde & Co.

Isobel Fensome

Family Law
Solicitor Apprentice
01582 731161

Isobel is our trainee solicitor joining us from the University of Hertfordshire.

About Taylor Walton

“Taylor Walton are recognised not only among the top 200 law firms and lawyers in England and Wales, but also as the firm that provides the best service in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire areas” 

‘The Times’ in co-operation with ‘Statista’ 


Taylor Walton is one of the region's leading law firms with offices in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We first opened our doors to clients in 2007 and have since worked with thousands of individuals and businesses seeking help resolving or managing their legal issues. Our commercial property solicitors’ work has included acting as advisors to FTSE 350 companies, public and private sector companies, charities and high net worth individuals.  

From our offices in Luton, Harpenden and St. Albans, we offer a wide range of legal services; from commercial property planning and litigation to private client and family law services. Find out more about Taylor Walton here. 

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