Cripps Harries Hall

Property asset management

The value of real estate investments can be enhanced by effective asset management in leasing, rent review, and maintaining good tenant relations; a proactive legal team is vital to that process.

What we do

The full range of commercial property services - buying, selling, granting and taking leases, lease renewals, applications for consent and all associated property asset management work - alongside colleagues who specialise in planning, construction, and regulatory issues such as licensing and health and safety.

Our large property dispute resolution team is at hand to deal with any issues before they escalate. Serving notices, interpreting documents, rent recovery, service charge disputes, dilapidations, tenant insolvency - these are examples of what they do.

Our clients

Our property investment clients cover a wide spectrum from local organisations to some of the largest property investment companies and institutions in the country. 

We also support those for whom property is incidental to their business, but still needs to be efficiently managed.

Why Cripps Harries Hall?

Our property lawyers understand property as well as property law. We speak your language. We are involved in the property industry. We know many of the leading players.

Clients and agents have admired our speed of response, and that we give practical advice; solutions, not obstacles.

Next steps

For further information please contact Clare Hyland or Mike Scott.

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Name Role Contact
Ed Auger Partner +44 (0)1732 224 010
Paul Clark Consultant +44 (0)1892 506 059
Tim Collier Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 121
Oliver Copp Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 240
Matthew Cox Partner +44 (0)1892 506 335
Tom Evans Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 034
Tom Fellows Solicitor +44 (0)1732 224 061
Sarah Ferguson Partner +44 (0)1892 506 352
Ed Fowler Associate +44 (0)1892 506 345
Stephen Hedley Partner +44 (0)1892 506 200
Janet Higbee Associate/Professional Support Lawyer +44 (0)1892 506 125
Fiona Hillier Senior Manager - Landlord Services Team +44 (0)1892 506 330
Richard Housley Associate +44 (0)1892 506 204
Clare Hyland Partner +44 (0)1892 506 096
Freddie Jackson Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 068
Ben Johnston Associate +44 (0)1892 506 106
Simon Jones Associate +44 (0)1892 506 293
James Lee Associate +44 (0)1892 506 362
Oliver Morris Partner +44 (0)1892 506 262
Natalie Mulholland Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 162
Rebecca Nash Associate +44 (0)1892 506 029
Miles Paffard Partner +44 (0)1892 506 216
Nicola Paffard Associate +44 (0)1892 506 257
Michelle Parr Associate +44 (0)1892 506 223
Rebecca Patman Associate (Chartered Legal Executive) +44 (0)1892 506 305
Ajay Rana Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 250
Kate Robinson Partner +44 (0)1892 506 314
Nick Rowe Partner +44 (0)1892 506 021
Simon Schipper Associate +44 (0)1892 506 033
Mike Scott Partner +44 (0)1892 506 101
Molly Siggs Solicitor +44 (0)1732 224 169
Michael Stevens Senior Partner +44 (0)1892 506 094
Alisa Sweeney Partner +44 (0)1892 506 151
Federica Timms Associate +44 (0)1892 506 036
Carol Wakeford Partner +44 (0)1892 506 116
Piers Woods Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 280
Emily Wright Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 340
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+ Japanese knotweed
As well as being a statutory offence to allow the plant to grow in the wild, it is a common law nuisance to allow Japanese knotweed to grow onto neighbouring property.
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+ CrippsRetail Review - March 2013
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+ CrippsRetail Review - January 2013
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+ The Best ways to act without delays…
IF YOU are fortunate enough to have your offer on a property accepted, it is important that any deal does not fall through due to delays in the conveyancing process. Darren Philpot, associate solicitor at Cripps Harries Hall, shows how forward planning can help to avoid the majority of common delays.
+ Top rankings for merged law firm
Newly merged Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law has swept the board in an annual survey of the legal profession – setting a new regional benchmark.
+ Commercial property: Building sights
Real estate lawyers are understandably tetchy. With unprecedented pressure on in-house legal departments to justify their expenditure, the last four or five years have not been easy for anyone in the sector. One consequence has been a reappraisal of fee arrangements agreed with their external lawyers. Stephen Hedley at Cripps Harries Hall sums up the current climate: ‘There is less work and too many lawyers going for the work. Procurement people are under pressure both in the public and private sector to get best value.’
+ How to end a business lease
How leases of business premises may be brought to an end depends on a number of factors. Who wants to end it; whether the lease is coming to a natural end or whether it is to be terminated early; whether the tenant is in breach, and whether the lease is a true business lease afforded the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
+ Cripps Harries Hall hires strategy consultant
Cripps Harries Hall LLP, has announced the appointment of Christopher Digby-Bell as consultant. Christopher joins Cripps on a non-executive basis to drive business development, with the aim of broadening the firm's reach and generating new opportunities.
+ Kent firm Cripps brings in property expert
Expertise from the property industry is to guide expansion at Cripps Harries Hall

Key contacts

Clare Hyland
Property asset management
+44 (0)1892 506 096
Mike Scott
Property asset management
+44 (0)1892 506 101

What others say

Far and away the best firm in Kent, with the biggest team.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Very good technically, with a good range of specialisms.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

A major player in Kent and the South of England

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Cripps Harries Hall LLP’s ‘excellent and proactive’ team continues to act for both local and central government clients in high-profile mandates, including major infrastructure projects.

The Legal 500

Michael Stevens provides "good experience and good advice" to transactions

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors