rnicoll@reedsmith.com

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Appointed a partner in 1981, Richard was Head of the Real Estate Group for six years and then was a member of the Board at Richards Butler for three years. Richard specialises in all aspects of commercial property development, investment and corporate real estate (including real estate aspects of M&A deals) acting for a range of occupiers, developers and investors. His practice covers mainstream commercial and residential property as well as specialist leisure/hotel property with much of his experience involving complex development and leasing elements, corporates in the industrial, financial, insurance, leisure and hospitality sectors such as Vestas Wind Turbines, Showcase Cinemas (National Amusements), Dorsett Hotels, the Rank Group, Thomas Miller, Glencore and W Lucy. Developer and investor clients include Parkview International (previous owners of Battersea Power Station), Commercial Estates Group, Hanson Capital Management, Terrace Hill, Graftongate, Company of Cooks, various UAE investors and specialist residential/mixed use developers such as F L Estates and Banda Developments.

Credentials

  • King's College London, LL.B.
  • College of Law, Lancaster Gate

  • England and Wales