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Shoosmiths LLP

Paul Alger

Paul Alger



  • Conveyancing
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation and disputes

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Paul advises on all types of real estate transactions, including investment, development, finance and landlord and tenant matters. Paul has a particular focus on advising institutional clients in connection with the acquisition, management and disposal of high value properties in London.

In 2014, Paul was recognised as a 'rising star' in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers List and in 2017 and 2018 he was listed as a "Next Generation Lawyer - Real Estate" in The Legal 500.  Paul is currently listed as a "Rising Star" in The Legal 500.

Recent examples of Paul's practice include:

  • acting for an institutional fund on the acquisition of a City office building for £18 million with a simultaneous letting of the whole to a major serviced office provider
  • acting for an institutional fund on the sale of a mixed use building in Covent Garden for in excess of £35 million
  • acting for an institutional landlord on the letting of six floors of a refurbished office building in London's midtown to an international fashion brand with an annual rent in excess of £4.5 million
  • advising an institutional fund in connection with the purchase, forward funding and subsequent sale of Morrisons superstore for over £40 million
  • advising an institutional client on the real estate aspects of the sale of a £200 million property fund
  • acting for a large international bio-pharmaceutical company in connection with new leases that it was taking of premises on a business park in the south east, with a total annual rent of more than £1.7 million
  • advising a major US based management consultancy in connection with it taking leases of premises in the City
  • advising a major UK retailer in connection with the letting of a 350,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility in the north of England
Areas of Practice

Commercial | Conveyancing | Corporate | Dispute resolution and litigation | Employment | In-house legal services | Intellectual property | Litigation and disputes | Other legal services | Real estate | Tax


The Changing Face of the Office
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2021

This article forms part of our ‘New How: Perspectives’ report: ‘Can real estate help solve the productivity puzzle?’. To access this free report, please click on the download link to the right of this page.   Contrary to popular belief, the Covid pandemic has not destroyed real estate as an investment class; rather it has accelerated the rate at which it was already evolving...

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