Claire Nelson


Real Estate

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Claire specialises in investment with a particular focus on landlord and tenant matters, acting both for landlords and corporate occupiers. This allows her to see both sides and enables her to cut through unnecessary arguments, saving time and money for clients. She regularly deals with the acquisition, disposal, funding and management of real estate investment assets within the UK and is often involved in complex and tax-driven multi-jurisdictional property structures, financing and tax mitigation arrangements.

Claire has a reputation for ‘getting the deal done’ and tenaciously leads teams through transactions, advising in many sectors including offices and retail. She has a wide range of clients including high profile individuals, family offices, private and public companies.

Recent Experience

  • Purchase of mixed use midtown freehold (offices/retail) with 10 day exchange period which began on 23 December for circa £40m. The team worked tirelessly to hit the deadline over the holiday period.
  • Sale of midtown office block for circa £13m again with 10 day exchange deadline successfully achieved.
  • Refinance of iconic London mixed use building worth in excess of £400m.
  • Completed all pre-lets on refurbished Central London property with main tenant having rent in excess of £2m.

Career History

Claire joined Wedlake Bell in June 2015.

She qualified at Wollastons LLP (now Birketts LLP) and spent five years there as a Senior Associate. She then joined Rosenblatt Solicitors where she was a Partner for six years before moving to head up the Real Estate team at DWFM Beckman in 2012.

"Claire Nelson is described as ‘very commercial’."

— Legal 500, 2017

"Claire is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer"

— Legal 500, 2017

"Claire is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer"

— Legal 500, 2014