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Rachel Saint

LLP Partner
T: 023 8048 2237

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Rachel is the Head of the Retail and Leisure team.

  • Retail
  • Leisure
  • Commercial Property
    • Freehold acquisitions and sales
    • Disposals and lettings
    • Development including retail, leisure and mixed use schemes
    • Landlord & tenant
    • Franchising; and
    • Portfolio management

About Rachel

“Rachel is professional, personable and delivers!”

Rachel is quick to respond with an eye to detail coupled with a clear understanding of clients’ requirements and the expertise to deal with all nature of property and development transactions.

Rachel and her team have a wide range of experience in dealing with and advising owners, buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants, franchisees, operators, investors and funders.

Her Retail clients include a number of national retailers including the Co-Operative Group, Hobbycraft, Fat Face and Ann Summers, as well as a number of independent operators.

On the Leisure side, Rachel and the team deal with:

  • Restaurants, bars, cafes, coffee houses, clubs and all types of licensed premises
  • Public Houses – for owners and operators, including Hall & Woodhouse as well as tenants (advice on the issues arising from the Pub Code to include FOT and MRO tenancies)
  • Hotels and Holiday Parks. Clients include Bourne Leisure
  • Sports facilities
  • Marinas; and
  • Cinemas and mixed use complexes

Together with her dedicated team Rachel is able to offer comprehensive legal services to meet the needs and demands of clients.

Paris Smith has a wide area of expertise and provides professional commercial and timely advice to enable us to solve any issues that arise and to assist our business in achieving its goals.

- Mark James, Director

Hall & Woodhouse Ltd

We find Rachel to be an extremely intelligent and commercial professional whose enthusiasm and dedication towards our business goals shines through in everything she does. She has an excellent way of dealing with people at all levels of our business and runs a well organised and efficient team at Paris Smith

- Stephen Parry, Legal Team, Acting Head of Property, Co-Operative Group Ltd

Rachel and her team continually deliver and have the expertise and professionalism to meet all of our requirements.

- Rona Kelly, Property Manager


I have worked closely with Rachel Saint, Jin Takhar and the rest of the Paris Smith team for a number of years on a range of property issues and have found them to be responsive, knowledgeable and excellent value for money. Their experience is evident in the professional manner they adopt and the outcomes achieved. They are very personable and their interest in both work and personal well being has earned my trust over numerous years.

- Darren Nelson-Hall, Head of Estates

Co-Operative Group

Rachel and her team provide exceptionally, commercial and timely advice. The speed and quality of service provided more than meet our expectations but more than that, the efforts she has made to fully understand our business has enabled Rachel to offer this service far more pro-actively

- Paul Matton, Head of Property

Ann Summers

Rachel Saint is a key legal player in the Retail market.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel and her team to any retail client – they are quick to respond and adapt to meet each clients requirements.

- Rachel Saint, Partner