Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

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Simon Ralphs

I joined Clarkslegal as an associate in September 2014. I trained with Forsters LLP where, upon qualification in 2002, I specialised in commercial property.

I advise on a broad range of commercial property transactions, acting for institutional investors, large retailers, property funds and landlords and tenants of all sizes.

I frequently advise on the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold properties. On acquisitions this includes co-ordinating title investigation and due diligence in connection with the purchase all types of property investments, including multi-let building and sites.

I regularly act for landlords and tenants in negotiating agreements for lease with development obligations, including agreeing conditions on planning and construction.

For many years I have acted for both landlords and tenants negotiating leases of retail, industrial, leisure and office space. Through my work with a large restaurant operator and other large retailers and property funds I have dealt with lettings in many high street locations, shopping centres, industrial estates and business parks.

Many of my clients acquire property for investment purposes and I provide clear advice on the terms of any existing leases and supporting documentation. I also assist with the ongoing management of my client’s property assets, including negotiating and agreeing supplemental documents where required.

I have many years of experience in franchising having acted for a large restaurant operator in this area preparing and agreeing franchise documentation to facilitate their ambitious franchising programme.

“Easy to deal with, knowledgeable, very quick and extremely personable.”
The Legal 500