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Peter Barber

Peter Barber


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“consistent and diligent, popular with clients and comments that he is praised by clients for his response times and business knowledge”
(Legal 500)

Peter has extensive experience of acting for clients on all aspects of real estate work, specialising in commercial property investment, development and management work as well as advising in the education sector.

Peter is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2020 edition).

Legal Services

Real Estate

Peter advises a large range of clients including substantial land owning companies, investors, developers and individuals. The areas in which he has considerable expertise include commercial property acquisitions (including site assembly) and disposals, landlord and tenant matters, investment schemes, development and portfolio management.

Recent Work

  • Leading on a sale and leaseback arrangement for a global company forward funded by an investment fund. Negotiating complex documentation with the developer and fund as well as co-ordinating specialist planning and construction advice to meet the client’s expectations and the funds requirements.
  • Peter dealt with the grant, on behalf of the Landlord, of the vast majority of leases and associated management work at the Royal Albert Dock commercial and residential areas for more than 25 years.




Peter has significant experience in the education sector having acted on behalf of schools, further education institutions and higher education institutions. He has been the lead property lawyer acting on behalf of a University in relation to new acquisitions, disposals and the estate management of the University’s extensive leasehold and freehold property portfolio.


Peter acted in the refinancing of a private school’s property including the development of a new sports hall facility.


Acting for several retailers including a leading supermarket.


Advising on complex conditional acquisition contracts, development agreements and leases for a leading supermarket retailer.


To contact Peter or for more information…

Call: 0845 166 6322
Mobile: 07896 518956
Or email: Send an email



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