Tom Allfree


Head of Residential Property

T: +44 (0)20 7395 3002

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Tom’s practice covers all aspects of residential conveyancing, acting for UK and overseas individuals, estates, companies, banks and funds advising on disposals and acquisitions of freehold and leasehold properties as well as general landlord and tenant issues.

Recent Experience

  • The sale and acquisition of high value central London properties.
  • The purchase of an apartment in central London in excess of £50M.
  • Structuring the sale of residential units in a large development in Greenwich.
  • The purchase of a 400 acre farm.
  • The purchase of a grouse moor.
  • Selling portfolios of properties for LPA Receivers.

Career History

Tom obtained his degree of Psychology in 1999 from the University of York. Prior to that, he got his CPE from the College of Law in Guilford in 1996. Tom qualified as a solicitor and joined Wedlake Bell in 1999 and became a partner in 2009, developing a wide client base in both commercial and residential property transactions. Tom has headed up the Residential Property team since 2013.

"Tom Alfree is knowledgeable and provides advice in a form that allows for decisions to be made quickly."

— Legal 500, 2023

"A top drawer firm that is very professional and well regarded in the industry. Nick Stone & Tom Alfree."

— Legal 500, 2023

"I work very closely with Tom Allfree who I find to be professional and measured in everything he does. Having worked on a number of high value transactions with time sensitive deals with demanding clients – these have been handled extremely efficiently. Tom has a rare ability to resolve issues and dissipate pressure whilst retaining a sense of perspective and humour."

— Legal 500, 2023

"Tom Allfree acts for wealthy clients on residential property sales and purchases. "Tom is one of the most diligent, pragmatic and expert solicitors in London," says a source, who adds that: "He is a top-quality lawyer of the highest order."

— Chambers, High Net Worth 2022

"Tom Allfree is an excellent operator and an absolute pleasure to work with."

— Legal 500, 2022

"Tom Allfree is a seasoned professional; his forensic approach to all transactions he deals immediately puts his clients at ease. His attention to detail never compromises timescales and he communicates regularly throughout any transaction."

— Legal 500, 2021

"Tom Allfree has an ability to identify and resolve challenging legal issues in high value and complex transactions"

— Legal 500, 2021

"Tom is ranked in the Spear's 500 'Best Property Lawyers' list."

"Practice head Tom Allfree focuses on high-value properties in London and the South East"

— Legal 500, 2017