Our leading commercial real estate team have extensive experience in acting for retail clients across the UK in relation to their legal needs.

We have a wealth of experience in acting for a range of retailers across the UK, which brings a depth of knowledge and understanding that allows us to add value and deliver innovative legal solutions to both new and existing retail clients.

We offer support across the full spectrum of needs, from landlord and tenant issues, through to management matters and portfolio acquisition and disposal.

As well as supporting ‘A1’ retail clients, we also have extensive experience in supporting clients in the ‘A2’ office financial market. Our full-service offering allows us to offer additional support in relation to banking related needs where required.

To find out more about our work in the retail sector, or to see how we could help you with your specific legal needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to hear from you.


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Angela Thomas

Commercial Real Estate - Partner

Angela qualified in 1986 and joined Taylor Walton (then Taylor Walker) early in 1987. She has specialised in commercial property work since joining the firm and became a Partner in 1991.

In 2004 Angela became Head of the Commercial Real Estate Department, which is one of the largest teams in the South East region, offering a full range of real estate services.

Angela has throughout her career acted for a number of the firm’s most important clients carrying out high value work and has built her reputation on a pragmatic commercial approach coupled with excellent client service. In particular Angela is responsible for the firm being retained for over 20 years by Capita Plc to handle its commercial property requirements. Capita is the UK’s leading outsourcing company and over this period has amassed one of the largest commercial property portfolios in the private sector.

Angela advises on leasehold acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, landlord and tenant matters and a wide range of ancillary issues.

Angela also has considerable experience in handling the property aspects of corporate and business acquisitions and disposals, substantial investment acquisitions and disposals and complex financing transactions and commercial development work particularly in the office retail and leisure sector.

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"Taylor Walton LLP advised Capita on the property aspects of two deals with an aggregate value of £162m. Team head Angela Thomas, Dermot Carey and Michael Kelly are the key figures in the team, which also assisted Brook Street and The Jarvis Group with substantial real estate transactions"

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