Robert Pettigrew

Director, Commercial Real Estate and Head of Retail & Leisure

About Robert

The head of our retail and leisure department, Robert has acted for a number of high-profile clients across a range of sectors, including John Lewis/Waitrose, Jaguar Land Rover and De Montfort Fine Art.

Robert also leads in Thursfields’ commercial property team, and has extensive experience with matters such as freehold disposals and acquisitions; leasehold work (acting for both landlords and tenants); development projects, and providing support on corporate acquisitions and disposals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Lease agreements
  • Option & Pre-Emption agreements
  • Conditional contracts
  • Back-to-back sales
  • Secured lending
  • Deeds of Surrender
  • Forfeiture
  • Lease renewals
  • Sublettings
  • Site acquisition & disposal

How Robert Can Help

Commercial Real Estate is a high-stakes industry faced with unique challenges. The same is true when it comes to the retail and leisure sector, where every decision is crucial. With so much on the line, it’s important to seek legal advice from a solicitor who can handle all possibilities. 

Robert’s substantial expertise has often been essential to securing a positive result for clients, something which has led him to represent household names in all areas of industry. His commercially-focused and agile approach means whatever these two volatile industries throw at you, you can be completely confident you’re in safe hands.