Graeme Atkinson


Location: Chelmsford

Department: Commercial property

T: 01245 293191

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My work is all about meeting people. It’s great to have been able to work for the same clients for over 30 years, and at the same time continuously met new clients and built up new working relationships over that period. In several cases of working with a family business, I now act for the second generation of family members.

How can I help you?

I qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and I have worked in the Chelmsford office for the whole of my career. I specialise in commercial property work and it would be fair to say I tend to handle the complex and unusual transactions. Quite often the sale or purchase will involve several parties and I will be negotiating with two or three firms of solicitors, your accountant, banker and surveyor.

In recent years I have worked more and more with insolvency practitioners on time critical disposals.

Since 1995 I have been responsible for a portfolio of telecom contracts. I have seen this business sector grow and the contractual provisions become more and more complicated. This area of work requires close attention to detail and a careful review strategy carried out in conjunction with the client’s surveyor.

I act for several small development companies typically building developments of up to 10 houses or apartments.

I have also built up quite a client base in the leisure sector with pub owners, hoteliers, nightclub owners and owners of golf clubs. I also act for two local golf clubs owned by their members and a football club playing at the highest level of non-league football.

Delivering what you really need

The nature of our work means that my team and I manage our work very effectively within tight deadlines

I like to handle to provide a truly personal service and so will spend time with you to make sure we deliver what you need. I manage a team to then ensure we deliver the best possible service in a timely manner.

We work as part of a larger of commercial property specialists across the firm with and so we can offer up expertise in the widest possible range of property work.

What else should you know? 

I live in Chelmsford. I am chair of the Governing Body of Newlands Spring Primary School. The school has recently acquired Academy status.

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