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Commercial Property Solicitors advising clients in Reading and Thames Valley

Whether you are launching your start-up, driving forward a complex multinational organisation or a private individual seeking clear legal advice, we understand your sector and can provide practical support for the road ahead. Since 1913 we have been providing commercially driven strategic advice and we are top tier ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers.

Our Commercial Property solicitors provide pragmatic and proactive support and guide our clients through the process aiming to become integral to your team. We provide support to institutions, investors, property developers, occupiers, public sector bodies, charities and pension funds. We also provide specialist advice to large and varied operational and investment portfolios.

We understand the opportunities in the international business market,  we have access to a worldwide network of excellent legal experts through our membership of TAGLaw.

“Very professional, knowledgeable and accessible lawyers.” 

Chambers and Partners

An exceptional balance of expertise and personality.”

Legal 500

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Passionate and Practical

Our lawyers are specialists in their fields and love what they do. We understand your sector and what keeps you up at night and can provide practical support for the road ahead.

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Refreshingly Responsive

We build trusted relationships with our clients where you can rely on us to be proactive, watch your back, and find a solution that works for you.

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We genuinely care for our clients and we work together as a collaborative team to make sure you are supported in whatever you need to do.

We’ve been very lucky to have Simon work for us on two recent leases and can’t fault his approach. His communication, professionalism and advice has been invaluable.” 
Mathew Carver – Founder – The Cheese Truck, The Cheese Bar and Pick & Cheese

“Simon is extremely responsive and made the legal jargon very understandable, I would recommend him for any restaurant acquisition.

Chef Emily Roux – Caractère Restaurant

We have always been impressed with the speed and reactivity displayed by the Clarkslegal Commercial Property team and their ability to make complex situations seem more straightforward.” 

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Non-binding Head of Terms

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What licences do you need to open a restaurant?

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  • Commercial Real Estate

Conditionality in Agreements for Lease

It is not always possible or desirable for an agreement for lease to be unconditional.  Often, there is a need for an agreement for lease where the ultimate grant of the lease is conditional upon certain conditions being satisfied. 

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  • 10 May 2023
  • Commercial Real Estate

Good news for landowners – deposit statement introduced to protect against town green registration

For many years it has been possible under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 to deposit a statement and map with the local highway authority setting out any public rights of way which are registered as crossing a piece of land.

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Can I have access to a neighbour’s land to carry out works to my property?

We are often asked by landowner clients whether there is any legal right to go on to a neighbour’s land to carry out repair and maintenance works where it is not possible to carry out such works from the landowner’s own property and there is no legal right in place allowing access to the neighbour’s land.