Admitted as a Solicitor: 1992
Tel: 020 3026 1872
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Landlord and Tenant
Energy and Infrastructure
Lee is a very experienced real estate and environmental law practitioner. He has advised a wide variety of household names in a wide variety of corporate (M&A) and property matters for large household names over the last 29 years. Lee has particular expertise in contaminated land issues and producing novel drafting solutions to achieve clients' requirements and minimise residual risks.
Lee is described by Chambers UK as a “Leading Player”. He has also been named in the ‘Best Lawyers’ Guide 2021 and his team has been ranked number 1 for environment in the last 20 years. For the Midlands region, Chambers UK singles Lee out for his transactional expertise and his strength in advising clients. He is praised by clients for being “very good and very experienced”.
Highlights include advising:
A variety of national house builders in relation to contamination land issues on the acquisition of large development sites.
An international supermarket on the development of a variety of sites.
A luxury car brand on the clean up of a heavily contaminated site.
A City Council on its sale of one of the most historically contaminated sites in the area and on environmental aspects of the sale of its interests in the ICC,NIA,NEC flagship sites.
A banking group on the UK aspect of a £500m acquisition of a portfolio of hotels worldwide and the funding of a major hotel in Birmingham.
The US acquirer on a share acquisition of a producer of car parts, involving four contaminated sites where the seller had been on site for 70 years.
A client on the liabilities arising out of offshore environmental incidents (oil rigs)