Claire Nelson

Partner

Real Estate




T: +44 (0)20 7406 1606
cnelson@wedlakebell.com

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Expertise

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.
  • All pre-lets at an iconic mixed-use London building including a hotel, offices and retail, whch included a lease with rental in excess of £10m per annum.
  • The re-gearing of a hotel and retail lease to Travelodge with rent in excess of £4.5m for a 30 year term.
  • Purchase of an office building subject to a number of leases on Grays Inn Road for c. £40m.
  • Purchase of property for redevelopment in Soho Square for £29m.
  • Advising on the termination of all lettings of a building on Chancery Lane with subsequent refurbishment and pre-lets to include 15 year leases to a set of barristers chambers and household name retailers.

Career History

Claire obtained a degree in Law – LLB (hons) from the University of Liverpool. She qualified in 2001 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 joined Wedlake Bell in June 2015.


"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

Insights

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