As businesses develop, they need to be able to grow and expand into new premises; I make sure that they have all the information they need on the property they have chosen. So I provide the detail and they make the investment decision.

Commercial property can come with its own pitfalls – something as simple as a drain could hinder future development, but a more complex issue, like a restrictive covenant which limits how a building can be used, could cause a problem too.

I have come across this issue in connection with a company wanting to use a building as a care home, because I am part of the healthcare team here; it is a specialist area, with its own complexities, but in healthcare as in the rest of my role, I think it is important to be a dealmaker rather than a deal-breaker.

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My expertise in Sharia law means that clients know we have a real understanding of the complex legal issues involved – as an example, we are called on to advise one of the UK’s leading Islamic banks.

Above all, finding solutions and reducing risks for clients are central to my work – I always aim for a commercial and a practical approach. I very much enjoy getting to know my clients and their businesses as transactions progress and helping them through what can be quite a stressful process.

Whether people are taking their first step into the commercial property market, diversifying or expanding, every transaction has its own challenges and its own excitement.