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Alexander Cheele

Associate - Commercial Property and Charities

My experience

I am an associate solicitor in the Commercial Property department, dealing with a wide variety of work which includes:

  • freehold and leasehold sales and purchases;
  • commercial landlord & tenant – acting for both landlords and tenants and dealing with new leases, renewals, assignments, surrenders and licences;
  • secured lending – acting for both lenders and borrowers;
  • development financing – acting for borrowers;
  • first registration – including first registrations with missing deeds; and
  • Charities.

While I act for all types of clients, I am regularly instructed by charities and franchisees.  As a result I have a good understanding of the specific issues that can affect these types of clients.

In addition to undertaking all forms of commercial property work I regularly assist the Property Litigation, Corporate, Banking, and Insolvency departments with property related enquiries.

I take a pragmatic approach to transactions. Working for a wide variety of clients, operating in lots of different sectors, helps me to identify what different clients are looking for and enables me to resolve potential issues at an early stage.

How I’ve helped our clients

I dealt with Alex at Paris Smith during a commercial property transaction. Working in the property world I converse with solicitors on a daily basis. I can honestly say that Alex has to be one of the best out there. Alex dealt with matters extremely quickly, and used an excellent common sense approach to getting the transaction done in a timely manner. I would certainly work with Alex again and would highly recommend him to anyone who requires legal services.

Nathan Hawke, Lettings & Commercial Negotiator - May Whetter & Grose

I approached Paris Smith to provide legal support for the acquisition of a substantial commercial property which involved some very complex bespoke terms, dealing with a large corporate company in the UK. I have known of Paris Smith for some time via business connections and networks, where they always come very highly recommended. Alex supported in 16 months of solicitor negotiations, including keeping things pushing forward across a national lockdown thanks to COVID-19, offering quick and personal updates on progress of the acquisition and a demonstrated a high level of detail when reviewing a large amount of documentation. I often recommend Paris Smith to fellow business connections and we will certainly be using Alex and the Paris Smith team again in due course.

Steven Northam - The IncuHive Group

Because Alex Cheele is always responsive, helpful, polite, knowledgeable, professional etc. - all the things you need from someone acting for you :-)

A Commercial Property Client