Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best lawyers for prime property. The list features our Top Flight, Top Recommended and Recommended advisers
For high-net-worth individuals looking to buy and sell prime residential property, it’s important to have an expert lawyer who can comb through the fine print and sort out knotty issues.
The best property lawyers can help to deal with everything from negotiating transactions, structuring bespoke arrangements and putting together important documentation.
A well-placed property lawyer will fight your corner, help solve (or dissolve) conflicts that might arise and tailor a specific approach to your unique situation.
This is particularly important when it comes to the complex and competitive prime property market.
Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service-providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.
The property lawyers featured in the 2021 edition of the Spear’s Property Advisers Index are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking and ‘focus’.
Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on spears500.com. (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)
|Top Flight||Laura Conduit||Farrer & Co||PCL residential|
|Top Flight||Ian Cooke||Keystone Law||International UHNWs|
|Top Flight||David Cooper||David Cooper & Co||Planning|
|Top Flight||James Liffen||Mishcon de Reya||Complex transactions|
|Top Flight||Simon Pring||Farrer & Co||Land ownership|
|Top Flight||Sakhjit Randhawa||Keystone Law||High value transactions|
|Top Flight||Sonal Thakrar||Mishcon de Reya||Super-prime properties|
|Top Recommended||Tom Allfree||Wedlake Bell||Residential conveyancing|
|Top Recommended||Saskia Arthur||Boodle Hatfield||Residential property|
|Top Recommended||Lucy Barber||Forsters||Enfranchisement claims|
|Top Recommended||Melanie Benson||Harbottle & Lewis||Residential and commercial|
|Top Recommended||Andrew Berry||Payne Hicks Beach||High-value deals|
|Top Recommended||Nicholas Brent||Druces||Commercial property|
|Top Recommended||James Bunker||Vardags||International UHNWs|
|Top Recommended||Simon Chadowitz||Mishcon de Reya||High-value transactions|
|Top Recommended||Sarah Conway||Maurice Turnor Gardner||High-value transactions|
|Top Recommended||Emma Copestake||Payne Hicks Beach||Middle eastern families|
|Top Recommended||Nick Davies||TBC||Commercial landlords and tenants|
|Top Recommended||Chloe Devall-Douglas||Child & Child||Prime residential property|
|Top Recommended||Elaine Dobson||Taylor Wessing||High-value transactions|
|Top Recommended||John Downing||Keystone Law||Prime central London|
|Top Recommended||Bertie Hoskyns-Abrahall||Withers||Estates and farms|
|Top Recommended||Kirpal Kaur||Mishcon de Reya||Commercial real estate|
|Top Recommended||Mark Levine||Simons Muirhead Burton||Investment, development and finance|
|Top Recommended||Paddy Lynam||BDB Pitmans||Country estates and farms|
|Top Recommended||Helen Marsh||Forsters||High-value transactions|
|Top Recommended||Joseph Mazzucca||Shoosmiths||Investment, development and finance|
|Top Recommended||Thomas Moran||Charles Russell Speechlys||Prime residential property|
|Top Recommended||Hugh Murphy||Keystone Law||PCL and country estates|
|Top Recommended||Chris Myers||Forsters||International residential property|
|Top Recommended||Simon Nosworthy||Osbornes Law||Residential conveyancing transactions|
|Top Recommended||Jeremy Raj||Irwin Mitchell||London and the South East|
|Top Recommended||Zach Reynolds||Child & Child||High-end conveyancing|
|Top Recommended||Caroline Roberjot||Adams & Remers||Trophy properties|
|Top Recommended||Peter Robinson||Hunters Law||Commercial and property investment|
|Top Recommended||Simon Ross||Seddons||Residential real estate|
|Top Recommended||John Stephenson||BDB Pitmans||Residential landlords & tenants|
|Top Recommended||Henry Stuart||Withers||Complex, multi-jurisdictional property|
|Recommended||Hema Anand||BDB Pitmans||Leasehold reform|
|Recommended||Edward Burton||Maurice Turnor Gardner||Prime and super-prime properties|
|Recommended||Nicholas Maestri||Bargate Murray||UHNW and HNW portfolios|
|Recommended||Simon Mapstone||Goodman Derrick||Residential property|
|Recommended||Charles Mieville||Forsters||Residential acquisitions and disposals|
|Recommended||Judith Park||Ashfords Solicitors||Residential property|
|Rising Star||Adam Whitfield-Jones||Forsters||Freehold and leasehold transactions|
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