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About Richard

Richard is a partner in our Commercial Real Estate team dealing with a variety of property work including acquisition management, refinancing and disposal of investment properties and the negotiation of leases. He acts for both landlords and tenants on a variety of office and leisure-related properties. He has particular experience in restaurant leases having acted for major restaurant operators for upwards of twenty years.

Recent Experience

  • Intra-group transfer and refinancing of substantial office building in Cardiff at a transfer value of £24 million.
  • £6.8 million refinancing of research/light industrial facility in Ulverston Cumbria.
  • Acting on a series of restaurant disposals for a major restaurant company.
  • Acquisition of new restaurant units for a substantial private restaurant operator.
  • Acquisition of a new lease of office premises for an international telecoms company.
  • Acquisition of new-build leasehold units for indoor crazy golf courses.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2012 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2004 to 2012: Partner, Reed Smith

1988 to 2003: Solicitor and subsequently Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte

1987 to 1988: Solicitor, Oppenheimers

1984 to 1987: Trainee and subsequently Solicitor, Mellersh & Co

Richard Perkins ‘adds a healthy dose of common sense’.

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