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Linda Chapman


Commercial Property

With over 20 years’ experience in real estate in London and the south east, I am a transactional property lawyer who works collaboratively with clients and other stakeholders to deliver cost-effective and efficient outcomes.

I work for:

  • Property investment companies
  • SMEs
  • High net worth individuals
  • Banks
  • Developers
  • Charities

Recent transactional highlights include:

  • advising a landowner on a series of complex option agreements for offshore wind farm projects
  • acting for the developer of the National Open Water Swimming Centre at Sea Lanes Brighton on the grant of a lease for a 50 metre open air swimming pool together with leases of surrounding complementary units to small businesses
  • acting for the owner of a multi-let business park in Hove in relation to management, grant and renewal of warehouse leases
  • advising a landowner on the sale of a development site adjacent to the London to Brighton railway to include negotiation of overage provisions and agreements with Network Rail for temporary closure of the line
  • acting for a social housing provider / charity on acquisition and disposals of supported housing accommodation, both tenanted and with vacant possession
  • acting for a bank client on numerous re-finances of mixed-use property portfolios
  • advising a homeware brand with multiple retail outlets on their lease renewals


Career History:

I initially qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 2001, training with a top tier Irish firm.  I was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales in 2002.  I then worked with a City of London firm on various public and private sector leisure and infrastructure projects before moving to a local Brighton firm where I worked as a commercial property partner for ten years.  I joined Bate & Albon Solicitors as a Consultant in 2020.