Caitlin Mills

Caitlin Mills

Senior Associate (Australian qualified)
Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
Telephone 0117 930 9584

Senior Associate (Australian qualified)

Caitlin joined our commercial property team after qualifying and working in Australia. Her understanding of the property industry is cross-border, and she is practiced at advising on the complexities surrounding land development projects.

Caitlin leads on a number of acquisition and disposal cases for both commercial properties and land development. Her work ranges from assisting large businesses with property portfolio management to helping smaller enterprises negotiate lease terms or complete a single purchase.

Development of Land

Through her Development of Land work, Caitlin advises investors and developers on acquisitions, contracts, funding and, eventually, the sale process. She also advises developers on the entry into section 38, 278 and 104 agreements. Working on projects from initial purchase through to unit sales enables Caitlin to build strong relationships with clients, acting as an ongoing legal partner.

Caitlin's relevant experience includes:

  • acting for housebuilders on a range of matters, including conditional contracts, title issues, site due diligence, infrastructure agreements and the requirements of statutory undertakers, and the refinancing of existing sites
  • acting on the purchase of a brownfield site for a developer client, and the subsequent sale of newly built industrial units
  • advising on the acquisition of a freehold site in London for the development of two houses and a three-storey infill building comprising seven apartments
  • advising a large regional developer on the acquisition of a 250-unit scheme in the South West, including dealing with site due diligence
  • acting for a Bristol-based developer on the acquisition and financing of regional sites for residential development
  • acting for a client with a significant property portfolio on the purchase of three commercial office buildings (in Manchester, Poole and Norwich), each of which was subject to multiple occupational leases and acquired for more than £2m each
  • acting for two major Australian high-street retailers on all aspects of their national leasehold portfolio, including acquisitions, disposals and variations, and negotiating precedent document suites with institutional landlords