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Matt Stephens


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A real estate lawyer, Matt has a broad practice including development, investment, and secured lending work.

He has a focus on landlord and tenant matters and particularly the retail sector, in which he has been operating for the past 7 years. Matt’s clients range from well known high street and supermarket retailers, to international operators entering into the UK market, to major UK banks.

Matt is listed as a Recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 (2019 Edition).

Legal Services

Real Estate

Recent Work

  • Acting for Aldi on their acquisition programme in the South East of England. This includes the acquisition of existing retail space and developer-led retail park sites and there have been a significant number of sites secured over the past 3 years.
  • Acting for RBS on development finance lending into the London-based residential sector.
  • Acting for high street retailers on their UK acquisitions and portfolio management including Pretty Green, Kikki.K, 3INA and others.
  • Acting for a leading international pizza delivery operator on its UK acquisitions and management.
  • Acting for a London-based, mixed-use developer specialising in commercial and residential schemes including site acquisition and disposals both of individual units to occupiers and complete developments to funds.
  • Taken space for various restaurant operators in and around central London including Borough Market, Covent Garden and Notting Hill.



To contact Matt or for more information…

Call: 0345 073 8558
Mobile: 0791 872 0304
Or email: Send an email


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