Alexander Waples

Senior Associate - Commercial property

How can I help you?

I am a senior associate solicitor in our commercial and agricultural property team, based out of our Cambridge offices. I have been with the firm since 2015 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2017. I act predominantly for a wide range of landowning clients, including individual clients, partnerships, corporate entities as well as landed estates. I am also a key part of the firm’s renewable energy team and typically undertake the following work types;

  • Acting on sales and acquisitions of commercial property
  • Acting for land owners and developers in promotion, option and overage agreements and conditional contracts
  • Buying and selling farms and agricultural land
  • Setting up development sites and assisting our company commercial team in property related aspects of mergers and acquisitions
  • Assisting farmers with farming partnership agreements
  • Acting for both developers and landowners in relation to renewable energy schemes including solar, wind, battery storage and anaerobic digestion

Recent work highlights include:

  1. Acting for a renewable solar developer on a 50MW co-located solar and battery storage scheme – enough power to supply up to 16,000 homes
  2. Acting on a farm sale to consortium buyers with overage provisions and a headline sale price in excess of £7.5m
  3. Acting for a developer in the acquisition of a residential development site with a gross development value in excess of £10m

Delivering what you really need

My approach to each transaction is to be proactive and always contactable.  I will seek to understand my client’s priorities to help them reach their goals. My aim is to build strong relationships with every client to ensure that all clients receive the advice they require and would contact me with any issue, no matter how small. I am straight talking, friendly and approachable. Clients have recently described me as being ‘ professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful; his response times are very fast and his advice succinct and commercial and ‘an essential and much valued part of [their] business’.

What else should you know?

I studied Law at the University of East Anglia and the LPC at BPP University, Cambridge where I graduated in 2017 while being at Tees since 2015.

Outside of the office, I enjoy a variety of sports including tennis, cycling and shooting. 

I was recognised as a Rising Star in Agriculture and Estates: East Anglia in the most recent Legal 500 awards, as well as the previous 3 editions.

Tees are here to help

We have many specialist lawyers who are based in:

Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.


Legal 500 UK 2023

"Above all, Alex Waples’ unwavering can-do attitude makes him stand out in his field. Alex is able to accommodate time timescales when necessary and provides detailed commercial advice in a way which is easy to understand and gets straight to the crux of the issue whilst ensuring that he is protecting our interests at all times. Alex maintains a great working relationship with his clients through his effective communication and speedy responses – he is an essential and much valued part of our business."

Legal 500 UK 2021

‘Alexander Waples was a quite exceptional professional that it was my pleasure to work with over a period of some years. He was unfailingly courteous, and always answered my questions fully. He was very knowledgeable about an area of law which I had struggled to find an expert to take on. Alex was as pleased as I was that the task was successfully completed in what I understand for this area of law was a record time. Alex often worked outside usual working hours to further the task in hand.‘

Legal 500 UK 2021

‘Alex’s keen and thorough understanding of the law was apparent throughout, leading to a smooth and successful purchase, and a large financial saving in part (Farm Purchase)’

Legal 500 UK 2021

‘Alex’s attention to detail was notable, he clearly has an outstanding knowledge of his field and was attentive and punctilious in all communications with me and other parties.‘
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