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Admitted as a Solicitor:  2002


Tel: 0161 399 0183


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Commercial property
Landlord and tenant
Development / regeneration


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Richard has advised the full spectrum of real estate owners from large multinational companies to high net worth individuals and also provides corporate support on a variety of transactions.   Richard has worked with some of the largest commercial developers and property owners in the country on a range of different developments, including developments of shopping centres and offices.  Clients recommend Richard for his understanding of their business needs and his accessible and approachable manner.    Prior to joining DJB, he was the Head of Real Estate at a Manchester law firm.  He has previously worked for Eversheds and Freeths LLP. 


Highlights include advising: 

  • Numerous retailers including Well Pharmacy, Cotton Traders, Co-operative Group and Poundstretcher on their estates management requirements.  

  • An investor on the lease negotiations for a £150million hotel in Canary Wharf.  

  • A local authority on the property aspects of a joint venture with a developer to build a large commercial development. 

  • A garden centre operator, drafting a standard form lease which is to be used in over 70 garden centres across the UK. 

  • Huntingdonshire County Council on the property aspects of a multi million pound regeneration scheme in Huntingdon town centre.  

  • A logistics business Richard on the construction of a new 40,000sqft distribution centre in the Midlands. 

  • A local authority on the regeneration of University Quarter in a city centre in the Midlands.

“Richard comes with my highest recommendations for the quick and detailed client service that he provides.  Richard is excellent at balancing detailed knowledge and commercial acumen as a case requires throughout."

Regional Portfolio Manager at The Co-operative Group

“Richard is an extremely driven, knowledgeable, capable and commercially minded solicitor specialising in property law. When I've worked with Richard the transaction has always occurred in a fast and efficient manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Richard. His approach is outstanding.”

Group Property Director at Allied London

"Richard Holmes is efficient, responsive and always available to chat things through.

Legal 500 2022

"Richard Holmes takes his time to understand both the client and the transaction to provide tailored advice targeted at getting the results desired in a manner that is easy to comprehend. He is a great asset to have standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you when making important decisions."

Legal 500 2024

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