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Laurie acts for individuals, institutions, private banks and others on property transactions with a particular focus on high value residential properties. His wide ranging market knowledge ensures he is able to work to achieve a successful transaction. He has acted for many of his clients for many years as their property interests have become more valuable and complex. He has an excellent understanding of the value and importance of relationships within the private wealth world and a desire to work collaboratively with all those involved in a transaction.

Laurie is a Partner in the property department and was the practice area manager for the residential and secured lending team for 8 years until May 2022.

Laurie's individual clients are predominantly, but not exclusively, high net worth with a background in finance or the City or with an international element. Many of them have complex property requirements and require proactive and commercial advice. He also acts for many leading private banks and has done so for a number of years. This experience enables him to provide pragmatic advice about how best to progress a transaction. He is used to working with fast paced transactions where speed and efficiency of delivery are key. He has a network of contacts across the industry and considers making connections to ensure transactions happen a key part of his role.

Laurie qualified as a solictor in 2001.


Laurie provides an excellent legal service. He is very knowledgeable and frequently takes a commercial view in order to provide the most appropriate advice." (Chambers HNW 2023 - Real Estate: High Value Residential)

"He is able to work through very complex issues with a speed and diligence that makes things happen." (Chambers HNW 2023 - Real Estate: High Value Residential)

"...just a brilliant mind, intelligent and a helpful individual….His ability to make things happen and work to timelines is second to none." (Chambers HNW 2022 - Real Estate: High Value Residential)

Laurie is ranked Band 1 for Real Estate: High Value Residential in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021.

"Sage solution finder who has steady, pragmatic expertise." (Chambers High Net Worth 2021)

"He tends to be one of my top picks. He has an incredibly dry sense of humour. He is very good for responsiveness and communication. He is constructive and keeps things on track. He is very measured, he keeps clients calm and is very reassuring." (Chambers High Net Worth 2021)

Laurie is recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500 2022 Guide.

"Laurie Horwood has the expertise and knowledge of a lot of very different cases and can therefore explain them to people who don’t have much of a legal background. He is accessible and quick to respond." (Legal 500 2022)

"Laurie Horwood is a pleasant individual that I enjoy working with and I find his attention to detail of particular merit. He is easy to deal with and I believe provides clients with the confidence required to complete high value property transactions." (Legal 500 2021)

"Laurie Horwood is one of the brightest sparks I’ve come across. Incredibly measured and clients find him very reassuring." (Legal 500 2021)

"A gem in the legal world. He is incredibly measured, unflappable and such a wonderful credit to the firm. Every client has always felt totally at ease with him." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)

"He is very responsive, very positive and very calm. He is absolutely the man you want on your side and he will get the deal done in a smart and creative way." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)

"He is tremendous." (Chambers High Net Worth 2019)

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