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Robert Barnes
Legal director

The Paragon
Counterslip
Bristol BS1 6BX

Legal Director - Commercial Property

Since joining Thrings in 2010 Robert has developed an excellent reputation for his wide-ranging knowledge across several industries. From charities to national property investors, PLC banks and developers, Robert’s clients are varied and diverse.

His outstanding versatility as a commercial property specialist makes him stand out in the sector. Robert’s specific strengths lie in landlord and tenant matters, secured lending, acquisitions and disposals and development projects. His knowledge of the property management landscape also makes him a key member of his clients’ professional teams.

Key Experience

Robert’s relevant experience includes:

  • acting for a global manufacturing market leader on the lease of a new-build regional headquarters
  • acting for a global paper and packaging company in connection with freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals and the management of their property portfolio
  • acting for a property investment company in respect of their national portfolio of commercial properties, including acquisitions, disposals, leasehold management and strategic advice
  • acting for a PLC brewery company on leasehold and freehold acquisitions
  • acting for an investor client on the £2.1m acquisition of a long leasehold interest in retail units at a signature South West mixed-use building
  • acting for a bank on the multi-million pound refinancing of a borrower’s business secured by personal guarantees, debenture and legal charges over the borrower’s property assets

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