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Raymond James

Property Team/Commercial & Company Team

About Raymond James

Raymond read Law at and graduated from Cambridge University. Following that, he attended the College of Law (gaining distinctions in Equity and Accounts). He then completed his training with a leading firm in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1979.

Raymond joined W. Davies in 2014 and is a Senior Solicitor in our Commercial Property Department. He uses his more than thirty years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of Property / Business transactions, many involving complex issues. Examples include: drafting / negotiating tailor-made Leases (and ancillary documents) linked with Development Projects such as the construction / addition of Penthouses on Mansion Blocks, Commercial Tenancies, Conditional Contracts, Options, Acquisitions / Sales of Businesses and Secured Lending formalities.

Outside work, Raymond has played a number of sports – recently taking up Archery – and is a season ticket holder at Harlequins. He walks his Black Labrador and Border Terrier, plays Bridge, enjoys Music, Theatre, Quizzes and reading Historical Novels. He is also involved with his local Church.

Raymond’s areas of practice include:

  • Commercial property (freehold and leasehold)
  • Options and conditional contracts
  • Renewals of business tenancies/leases of business premises
  • Acquisitions and sales of small businesses
  • Developers’ site acquisitions and re-sales
  • Secured lending
  • Property Investment Portfolios.
  • High-level leasing
  • Residential Development
  • Commercial Property work for the local authority Residential development
  • Company law
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Commercial matters

Outside of work, Raymond is a season ticket holder at Harlequins, enjoys walking his black Labrador and Border Terrier, plays bridge and is involved with his local church.

Contact Details

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Telephone: 01483 744900


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