Craig has over 20 years' experience in real estate work, acting for a variety of clients, in a number of sectors. He specialises in all aspects of commercial property work, with a particular emphasis on property finance. He regularly acts for a wide variety of lenders, insolvency practitioners, investors, developers, property receivers, public bodies, charities, education institutions, registered providers and commercial clients.

Craig leads the 20-strong real estate team based in Plymouth, and heads our property finance work nationally. He led on the property elements of the Game administration following the collapse of the retailer, which had over 600 shops. In addition he led on the property receivership of a portfolio of over 120 pubs and the property receivership of a portfolio of over 650 buy-to-let properties. Other recent experience includes acting for a client on a conditional sale to a supermarket chain, an option to acquire commercial premises, acquisition of a disused airfield, a sale and leaseback of an office and factory complex, rationalisation of a leasehold estate, acquisition of headquarter offices (including extensive overage provisions), estate management work in connection with a distribution centre and office park, student accommodation, residential leasehold enfranchisement, the acquisition of a ship building facility and even the purchase of a cemetery.

Craig has acted for a number of lenders on multi-funded projects and inter-creditor issues, syndicated facilities and sole lender assignments, as well as turnaround and business support matters.

Craig also lectures nationally on a wide variety of commercial property and property finance matters and is regularly praised by clients and peers alike for his considerable experience and commercial approach.

 

"The service is high quality"

"Very quick to deal with things, approachable and professional." 

 

 

Craig is recognised by the legal directories as a leader in the field, receiving a number of plaudits: 

"He is responsive, quick and can always come up with a solution – more so than any lawyer I've met."

"Known for being very customer-focussed"

Chambers UK guide ranks him in Band 1 for Real Estate work and says