Tom Allen has experience of advising on a broad range of commercial property matters and has worked with a range of clients, from local authorities to large commercial enterprises

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising a local authority on a sale and purchase development agreement, and assisting with title due diligence;
  • Advising on a local authority’s statutory powers to acquire and appropriate land for development purposes;
  • The letting of a new enquiry office in west London, acting for a postal operator as tenant;
  • Various landlord and tenant matters for a US bank as tenant at its head office in central London;
  • Multiple office lettings, acting for a subsea engineering and construction company as tenant at its UK head office location;
  • Due diligence on the acquisition and development of a new supermarket site for a national supermarket;
  • The sale of a number of property assets for an asset management company, including a retail centre and a mixed use campus;
  • Multiple lettings at a 370,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development in central London acting for the landlord.

Qualifications and Career

  • The College of Law, York, Legal Practice Course, 2006;
  • The University of Sheffield, LLB, 2005;
  • Qualified as a solicitor, 2010;
  • Solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, London, 2010;
  • Locum solicitor at Basildon Borough Council, Essex, 2013;
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2014.

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Assisted on various matters including assisting a park trust with the renewal lease of a central London cemetery/park, a fishing/environmental charity with real estate and employment advice, and an environmental charity with real estate advice;
  • Battersea Legal Advice Centre: assisted the general public with a range of legal issues;
  • Advocate for International Development, involved with a project to draft user-friendly guides on child protection legislation for use by local authorities in Sierra Leone.