Robert Barnes

Legal Director

Robert specialises in all aspects of commercial property work, with particular emphasis on landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals, development projects and general property management issues. He has experience acting for a wide range of clients including charities, public authorities, partnerships, further and higher educational institutions, private clients and developers.

Specific examples of Robert’s work include acting for:-

  • a multinational paper and packaging company in connection with freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals and the management of their property portfolio
  • a regional haulage and warehousing company in connection with their acquisition of a leasehold interest in new warehousing facilities
  • a global manufacturer in connection with lease of a newly constructed regional headquarters
  • a leading University in connection with a strategic disposal for residential development subject to planning consent
  • a national estate agency in connection with their portfolio of retail properties both as landlord and tenant
  • a interior design company in connection with a new lease of a flagship store in Bristol
  • a charitable company in connection with a high-profile capital project to construct a new regional library
  • a major regional housing association in connection with the disposal of land for student accommodation development by way of long leasehold
  • a major Local Authority pension fund in connection with their multi-million pound commercial nationwide property portfolio, including sales by auction
  • a international metal processing company in connection with the acquisition of a leasehold interest in a warehouse property, by way of underlease at an annual rent of £475,000 per annum
  • a national property investment company in connection with multi-million pound acquisitions and subsequent disposals of commercial property as part of a £30 million portfolio, including acquisitions from sellers in receivership
  • a global speciality chemical manufacturer in relation to a multi-million pound sale and leaseback of their operational premises as part of a commercial restructuring 


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Robert Barnes
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T: 0117 930 9537 (DDI)
Mobile: 07795 561097
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T: 0117 930 9500
F: 0117 929 3369
DX: 7895 Bristol