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Farrer & Co | Andrew Wade, Consultant

Practice areas

  • Commercial Real Estate

Andrew's expertise covers an extensive range of commercial property, including the development, letting, sale and purchase of major office buildings, shops and shopping centres, warehouses and industrial properties. His experience includes acting for leading pension funds, life assurance companies, developers, corporate occupiers, retailers and hospitality operators.

Andrew sees his role as achieving results for his clients with the minimum of fuss. As he sees it, this involves taking time to understand the issues that really matter to them and finding commercial solutions, always with a view to achieving his client's objectives.

Clients say that they value Andrew's pragmatic approach, commercial judgment and ability to understand what issues really concern them - leaving them to get on and run their businesses, and not troubling them with matters that he can deal with on their behalf.

They say that from their perspective, Andrew takes the issues off their desk, gets on with the job, and presents them with solutions - without drama.

In addition, Andrew's technical expertise is held in high regard. He is responsible for producing many of the standard documents used by the commercial property team, regularly gives talks on current property issues, and plays a major role in training more junior lawyers.

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1979.

  • Andrew writes extensively for property publications, including Estates Gazette, Property Law Journal and Green's Property Law.

    He maintains a keen interest in wider business issues beyond the property world. As a Fellow, he is a senior member of the Institute of Directors. He has wide-ranging experience as a non-executive director of a number of charities and not-for-profit bodies, including Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association and The Body Shop Foundation.

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