Richard Pike - 																					Partner

Richard Pike

2 Queen Square
Bath BA1 2HQ

Partner - Commercial Property

Richard joined Thrings in 2015, having spent eight years in London where he worked in private practice with Addleshaw Goddard and Shepherd and Wedderburn. He also worked in-house at the London Development Agency, with Clark Holt in Swindon, and at one of Kenya’s largest commercial law firms.

As a partner in our Bath office, Richard advises on all aspects of commercial property law. He is experienced in dealing with acquisitions and disposals, development and option agreements, landlord and tenant matters, and secured lending. His experience in private practice and in-house means he is perfectly placed to understand and empathise with client needs.

Richard has a wealth of experience, including advising large property and development companies on all aspects of general estate management of their portfolios, and on the development of new mixed-use developments. He also acts for banks and financial institutions in connection with secured property lending.

Key experience

Richard’s relevant experience includes:

  • advising external lawyers and the European Investment Bank on the property elements of establishing a £100m holding fund for European investment into sustainable investment in city areas
  • advising on the land assembly for the 2012 Olympic Park, including transfer of the park and other land, together with the LDA’s Olympic functions, to the Olympic Park Legacy Company
  • advising on the disposal of a large site in the Royal Docks – the first site to be developed as part of the Royal Docks Green Enterprise District. In 2012, it was developed into a sustainable energy exhibition centre and offices
  • advising on the land aspects of the Emirates Air Line cross-Thames cable car
  • advising on disposals and developments of the LDA’s estate, including providing advice on procurement, heads of terms, transaction structure and documentation
  • advising on the land aspects of a proposed new geothermal power plant within Mt Longonot National Park, Kenya, including negotiating the documentation with American investor and London-based sponsors
  • advising an overseas client on the acquisition of a commercial site in West London for c.£28m, which is being redeveloped into luxury residential accommodation