We are pleased to have expanded our Real Estate team.

Ed Austin is a Commercial Real Estate Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience.

After getting a first class honours degree in Law from Manchester University, Ed trained with a major City law firm and then worked for a large regional practice in the South-West of England. During this period he undertook a great deal of commercial property and estate management work for a major port operator and for a national tyre retail chain.

Ed also advised on property secured lending for one of the big four banks and landed estate work for the National Trust. He went on to become General Counsel of the former Birmingham Midshires Building Society, dealing with its entire property portfolio and its large commercial lending and securitisations book. Ed managed the legal aspects of BM’s acquisition by HBOS, becoming divisional company secretary. More recently he was an equity Partner in a high street law firm.

Ed has also worked with and advised public authorities, particularly on development proposals, EU procurement law, commercial contracts, community asset transfers to charitable trusts, and general estate management.

Ed has contributed to Butterworths ‘Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents’, authoring the ‘Sales of Leaseholds’ Section, and frequently publishes articles on topical legal issues.

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