Caroline is a Partner in the Asset Management and Retail teams.

She undertakes a wide range of real estate work, including freehold acquisitions and disposals, the grant, renewal, assignment, subletting and surrender of leasehold interests. Caroline also supports clients with both contentious and non-contentious Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 matters regarding renewals, notices and compensation for secure tenants.

Her experience also includes general landlord and tenant issues arising out of requests for licences to occupy, assign, underlet or alter leasehold property or for deeds of release or variation. She heads-up a team of real estate lawyers with the capacity to deal with high volumes of transactions at any one time.

Her clients include high street brands such as Vision Express (UK) Ltd, Poundstretcher, Foundation Property, the Australian fashion and handbag retailer Colette by Colette Hayman and the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi.  She operates across a variety of sectors but with a particular emphasis on A1 retail, the hot food takeaway market, franchised businesses and logistics.

Recent examples of how Caroline has supported clients include:

  • advising Xiaomi on their lease of a retail unit in the newly expanded Westfield shopping centre at London White City;
  • completing the sale and leaseback of nine freehold properties for Vision Express in a deal worth in excess of £2 million; and
  • completing over 30 property acquisitions on behalf of Poundstretcher to aid their UK expansion.