Glovers Solicitors, a leading specialist property law practice based in Marylebone, has received fantastic recognition in the 2020 UK edition of the Legal 500.

The Legal 500 is the leading independent guide to the legal profession and Glovers has built upon its previous rankings with another strong showing across its key practice areas.

The predominately lender-focused property finance team, “specialising in residential development finance and residential and commercial development loans”, has been noted for regularly advising on matters involving “substantial real estate portfolios”. The team is headed by Darran Smith, a partner who is “active in complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions”. Liza Lam-Kee and Philip Mundy are also recommended as key lawyers.

The “extremely knowledgeable” John Barber is the head of the commercial property team and is praised for dealing with matters “promptly, diligently and being able to explain complex legal points in a straightforward manner”.

The team are collectively described as being “first-class for restaurant operators”; “a solid group of top quality solicitors, who are prepared to stand their ground to negotiate firmly” and “commercially minded and always go the extra mile to help and keen to build a long term relationship.” Clients also comment that they “stand out because of their knowledge of the sector and operational understanding”.

Other key lawyers noted within the commercial property team are Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger. Philip is “always available, provides excellent advice, and works tirelessly to improve his client’s position. This is aligned with a commercial intelligence that ensures deals conclude expediently”. He is also described as having an “entirely joined up approach”. Paul is described as being “not only highly competent but responds immediately to requests” and is recommended as a “licensing expert”.

The commercial property team has also been ranked in the sub-categories of retail, corporate occupiers and hotels and leisure. Philip Mundy is recognised for advising clients from across Europe.

The “highly focused and knowledgeable” property litigation team has been recognised for its work in both the commercial and residential property spheres, with its clients typically being from the hospitality and leisure sector, together with administrators and lenders.

The “very experienced” Edward Vaughan, who is also described as a “first class litigator” leads the team, assisted by Kenny Friday who “gets good results, manages clients well and is technically excellent”.

For more information, please contact Philip Shotter