Commercial property is a niche strength at Sherrards. We are known for our entrepreneurial and commercial approach and field a highly experienced team: most of our practitioners have a background in City or West End commercial property firms.
Our commercial property team undertakes the full spectrum of instruction, including development, investment, acquisitions and disposals, and asset management. We have a particular specialism in serving retail and investment property businesses, but also act for many long-standing and high-profile clients across a broad range of disciplines, including franchising.
We regard a thorough understanding of our client’s business as essential to delivering an effective service and are proud of our high levels of client retention and repeat business. Clients value our “willingness to get to the point quickly and to engage with the other side to reach a sensible conclusion” (Chambers & Partners).
We are responsive and seek to provide quick but considered solutions during transactions. Throughout our negotiations – from client instruction to contract – we aim to communicate in a clear and straightforward manner, avoiding unnecessary legal language. We have a reputation for driving transactions forward – not aggressively, but in a manner which strives to achieve our client’s desired objectives and timeline.
We prefer face-to-face contact where possible, as negotiating by e-mail can result in the matter becoming unnecessarily protracted.
Commercial Property were ranked in the Legal 500 2020 legal directory.
Clients recommend the team as ‘a friendly and accessible team with good leadership and the ability to tailor their working practices to an individual client.’ Others highlighted them as ‘A very competent and professional firm with a good-sized property team. Very approachable, providing solutions in a prompt and efficient manner.’
Terry Fendt, Alasdair McMillin, Charles Hodder and Martin Halling were all recommended in the directory. Stephanie Kierans was highlighted as a ‘next generation partner.’