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About Richard

Richard specialises in real estate transactions with an emphasis on the retail and leisure sector. He has a broad range of experience in acquisitions and disposals, development projects, and lettings for a mix of institutional investors, corporate occupiers and retail and leisure clients.

Richard has a current focus on development work. Since 2012, he has acted for McDonald’s on the acquisition of freehold and leasehold sites for development as drive-thru restaurants.

Recent experience

  • Advising Mothercare UK Limited on its £14.85m sale and lease-back of its 100,000 sq ft office HQ and adjacent warehouse located in Watford.
  • Supporting LA Fitness on the property aspects of an asset sale (25 health clubs) to Sports Direct and later the
    corporate share sale of LA Fitness to PureGym Limited.
  • Acting for McDonald’s on a sale and leaseback of a drive thru restaurant in Canary Wharf for a major residential development.
  • Facilitating the relocation of McDonald’s European IT team to a new headquarters in Shoreditch.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2019 to Present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2019: Partner, Knights Plc

2006 to 2019 : Solicitor, Brookstreet Des Roches

2001 to 2006: Solicitor, K&L Gates

1999 to 2001 : Solicitor, Druces