Edward is the head of Acuity’s London office and an experienced real estate and real estate finance lawyer. He previously worked in the city with DLA Piper, firstly as a solicitor and then as a consultant, specialising in real estate finance and real estate restructuring law. Edward left DLA Piper to set up the commercial law firm Maple & Black in 2011, which specialised in real estate and corporate law before merging it with Acuity Law in 2018.

Edward has a notable and varied client base acting for property investors, developers, lending institutions and restructuring practitioners as well as advising in the sports, media, restaurant and leisure industries.

  • Acquisitions, disposals and developments
  • Joint ventures and private equity funded transactions
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate restructuring and distressed situations
  • Advising Babylon, a new fast growing healthcare technology company on the opening of its clinics across the UK and the restructuring of its UK offices
  • Advising Zorin Finance on its acquisition and development finance transactions of in excess of £50m
  • Acting for Bluebird Partners on the acquisition, restructure and subsequent sale of 3 holiday parks on the Isle of Wight
  • Acting for Credit Suisse on the sale of 27-35 Poultry, the old Midland Bank HQ (location of the infamous Goldfinger bullion vaults) now known as The Ned
  • Advising various London restauranteurs and investors on establishing high end restaurants in the city and west end of London
  • Acting for Our/Vodka (a global venture by Pernod Ricard) on the acquisition of their distillery in London


  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners.

  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.

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