Areas of law covered
Linda is an LLP Partner within the Commercial Property Team at Griffith Smith LLP. She acts for a wide range of clients on all aspects of commercial property transactions. Her diverse client portfolio includes sole traders, partnerships, charities, banks, schools and private clients holding commercial portfolios as well as corporate entities from small to multinational businesses across a number of sectors including retail, offices, warehousing, education and leisure. Her key areas of expertise are:
- Commercial lettings
- Lease renewals
- Green and brownfield site acquisitions and disposals
- Commercial property sales and purchases
- Options, overage and conditional contracts
- Secured lending
- Sales and purchases within the charity sector
- BA (Hons) Law and European Studies (1996)
- Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland (2001)
- Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (2002)
Brief overview of your career
Linda trained with a leading law firm in Ireland before qualifying as a solicitor in Ireland in 2001. Linda was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002 and worked as a solicitor in the City of London for four years before moving to Griffith Smith LLP in 2006 as an Associate Solicitor. Linda became an LLP Partner with the firm in 2011.
Professional memberships & accreditations
Linda is a dual-qualified solicitor, having trained and practised at a leading law firm in Ireland before being admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002.
What you offer your clients
I have over twenty years’ experience working as a commercial property lawyer which means that I have an excellent understanding of the property market and the pressures clients face trying to close a deal. I work collaboratively with all parties to find timely solutions which minimise risk for my clients and help smooth the path of the deal.
Why you love what you do
I really enjoy complex contracts and am the “go-to” person at the firm for property transactions which involve options, overage and other clawback arrangements. There is little more rewarding than pressing “send” on a well-drafted contract which comprehensively reflects the intentions of all parties where there are high values and / or complex issues at stake.
Linda is a very keen runner. A rare luxury is a day where a long trail run in the Downs with the family dog is followed by a yoga class and then coffee and cake. This is her idea of heaven and she makes sure to tick at least one of those boxes every day!
We enjoy working with Linda. She is personable and good at building relationships and we value her prompt and effective advice.Graham Parsons, Managing Director, Smart Lines Limited
We appreciate your advice through this, occasionally tortuous, negotiation and look forward to your help in the event of completion, as or when it happens.Mike Jagot, Land Owner
We have worked with Linda on a number of complex and high value commercial transactions and found her not only to be effective and robust but also measured and collaborative in her dealings with all parties. I have no hesitation in recommending Linda to my clients and associates.Peter Coldbreath – Head of Crawley / Gatwick Office, Stiles Harold Williams