Darren is a Partner in Trowers & Hamlins' Real Estate team.
Darren has over 10 years of experience as a real estate practitioner. He qualified, and spent the early part of his career, at Slaughter and May. Following relocation to Manchester, Darren has worked in other international law firms and has held a management role at a local authority. Darren is a qualified PRINCE 2 Practitioner and has experience of project management.
He has advised on a broad range of real estate matters for a variety of clients (including government departments, local authorities and other public sector bodies, property investors and developers, business owners and sporting organisations).
Acting for a football club on real estate work relating to a stadium and a related residential scheme; advising an international development company on several major town centre regeneration schemes; advising the joint venture responsible for delivering a large airport development scheme; acting for a local authority on the phased development of a 17 acre business park and a large supermarket site; acting for a large insurance company on the day to day management of a significant property portfolio; advising overseas investors on various UK property acquisitions (including a £53m office suite in the City of London); and acting for a leading luxury spa provider on a circa £50m refinance.
He advises on a wide range of development and regeneration schemes, property acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant work. He has also acted for both borrowers and lenders on property finance deals and on bespoke lending transactions.