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Barry McHugh

Senior Associate
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001

Barry McHugh is a senior associate in the firm’s London office and a member of the Real Estate, Investment, Development and Finance practice group.

Mr McHugh focuses his practice on all types of commercial property transactions including acquisitions, disposals, leasing, asset management, development and property finance.

Professional Background

Mr McHugh qualified as a solicitor in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the real estate department at a leading UK law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the British Council of Shopping Centres
  • Acting for a major UK investment fund in the £40 million+ disposal of a prominent office building in Manchester. 
  • Acting for a FTSE100 property company in the pre-letting of a major city-centre retail development in the north of England, including negotiating agreements for lease with a variety of national and international retailers (often involving complex rent phasing, co-tenancy and turnover rent provisions) 
  • Acting for a major UK investment fund in the sale of two business parks in the Greater London area. 
  • Acting for a FTSE100 property company in the negotiation of a development agreement with an international hotel chain to create a 128 bedroom hotel in London (involving a high degree of overlap with the construction and planning teams and advice on rights of light) 
  • Acting on a variety of different corporate occupiers taking leases of office premises including a big four accountancy firm, an international software company, an international business solutions company and a firm of patent attorneys. 
  • Representing two fashion retailers taking new leases and assignments at numerous schemes (including Manchester, Sheffield, Westfield Stratford and Glasgow) as they expanded their respective brands throughout the country 
  • Acting for the property arm of a major utilities company in the sale of surplus land (both contaminated and uncontaminated) including dealing with environmental warranties and negotiating clawback/overage provisions 
  • Providing property support in the acquisition of an offshore oil and gas drilling company including carrying out due diligence and negotiating property warranties in respect of 15 properties across both Scotland and England.