Expertise

Barry is a Legal Director in the Real Estate division and is based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. Having spent nine years working in the City, latterly in the London office of a large US firm, Barry is qualified in England & Wales and in Scotland.

Barry focuses his practice on all types of complex real estate transactions including acquisitions, disposals, leasing, asset management, development and property finance. Barry has a wealth of experience in the retail sector having acted for numerous owners of shopping centres and retail parks across the UK.

  • Acting for a Jersey fund on its £140m acquisition of a 50% stake in a prime shopping centre in Exeter
  • Acting for Nuveen UK Retail Warehouse Fund on the purchase of a shopping park in Borehamwood for £105m and the £78m sale of a retail park in Farnborough and separately on the £57m sale of a retail park, Derby
  • Acting for a UK Fund on the purchase of the long leasehold interests in two logisitics units in the Midlands for £25m
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed client, in the purchase of an office building in the west end of London for £22m and the subsequent re-development and pre-letting of the property to a restaurant operator and an office occupier
  • Acting for a FTSE100 property company on the pre-letting of a major city-centre retail development in Leeds including negotiating agreements for lease with a variety of national and international retailers (often involving complex rent phasing, co-tenancy and turnover rent provisions)
Professional memberships
  • The Law Society (England & Wales)
  • Law Society of Scotland