Commercial Property

Ellisons’ commercial property team has been regarded consistently as one of the leading commercial property departments in the region.

Our team is large enough to provide our clients with a full range of expert advice upon all aspects of commercial property,  whilst remaining small enough to provide a personal service to our clients,  many of whom have enjoyed using our services for many years.  With specialists in property matters, dispute resolution, funding, planning and commercial agreements,  we offer a fully integrated service to our clients.  Our aim is to work in partnership with our clients and their professional advisers,  in order to achieve our clients’ goals and to seek solutions where others may only see problems.  We offer pragmatic and practical advice,  with a view to ensuring that our clients are able to take well informed commercial decisions.  We believe that it is this philosophy that has led to the continued growth of the team and a record of client retention that we are very proud of. 

Our clients include residential and commercial developers, individual and corporate investors, charities, financial institutions, public authorities and trading business, purchasing or leasing premises for their own use.

The commercial property team at Ellisons Solicitors is renowned for realising transactions involving plots of land, as well as advising investors and engaging in secured lending work.

(Legal 500 2018)

Chambers and Partners UK 2018: Sources state that "the principal strengths of the property team are their efficiency, knowledge and willingness to communicate." One client notes: "They know what I want and need before I have to ask and deal with requests efficiently."

Areas of specialisation include:

  • Property acquisition and disposal
  • Joint venture and consortium agreements
  • Commercial and residential development site acquisitions and disposals
  • Planning and environmental
  • Leases of all types of commercial property
  • Option agreements
  • Pre-emption agreements
  • Overage/deferred payment agreements
  • Funding arrangements

Who to contact:

The lead contacts for all Colchester related enquiries should be directed to Philip Roberts or Guy Longhurst.

For all Clacton, Frinton and Harwich related Commercial Property enquiries, please contact Stewart Nicholson. Any enquires in relation to the Ipswich area, please contact Joanne Kelly.


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Ellisons in Chambers UK 2013