02 May 2023

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Rick Read as the new Head of its Real Estate department.

Rick, who will be taking over the role from Paul Browne, is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Investment and Asset Management team. Rick acts for UK and international investors and occupiers on all aspects of their UK property legal requirements.

Rick’s clients include UK and international investment funds and companies and global corporates. He has expertise in Central London offices as well as hotels and leisure. Rick is also a member of Burges Salmon’s International Committee and leads the firm’s key relationships with its Preferred Firm Network in Europe.

Paul Browne will continue to play a vital role as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Services department, focusing on range of strategically important areas for clients including real estate finance, nuclear, fusion and healthcare.

Rick says: “Burges Salmon’s Real Estate department continues to go from strength-to-strength across the UK. I am honoured to be taking over the reins from Paul and helping the team with its continued success over the coming years.”

Burges Salmon’s award-winning real estate lawyers provide the full range of transactional, advisory and dispute resolution real estate services. The team advises investors, developers, funders, occupiers, private clients and public sector bodies operating in many of the UK’s industry sectors including the real estate, energy, banking, transport and food and farming sectors. The team has a strong presence across the UK through our offices in London, Edinburgh and Bristol. It also boasts a pre-eminent specialist team handling all aspects of rural property and landed estates. The team is highly regarded for providing strategic and practical advice on developing, investing in, managing and occupying all forms of UK property for UK and international clients. 

Roger Bull, Burges Salmon’s Managing Partner, says: “I would like to thank Paul for his dedicated leadership, which has helped the department steer a path through the challenges of the past few years along with enhancing our standing in the various markets in which it operates. With Rick’s considerable experience, I look forward to seeing our Real Estate department continue to progress and I congratulate him on this important leadership appointment at the firm.”

Rick’s role as Head of Real Estate Services at Burges Salmon takes effect from 1 May 2023.

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