Keira Rawden

Partner – Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Keira has a wealth of commercial and residential property law experience gained over 20 years. She has learnt that there is more to the property buying and selling process than just the "black letter" law and always ensures that she provide a full service to clients. This includes explaining complex legal issues to clients in a way they fully understand and helping them to assess the risk involved in a transaction.

Her practice currently comprises of all elements of property law including commercial and residential property matters. She is a Progressive Property Network approved solicitor and has close relationships with investors, commercial brokers and lenders. She also deals with commercial finance, re-finance and bridging finance. She delivers talks and legal know-how at property investor networking events.

Keira aims to become fully involved with her clients’ businesses and seeks to understand their needs and pressures and this allows her to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome. This commerciality is an additional asset much appreciated by clients and adds value to their business. Building these personal relationships means that clients come back to me time and again for her legal advice.

Keira undertook her legal training at the College of Law, York and passed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction. During her time as a real estate solicitor she has worked at national leading firms, such as Addleshaw Goddard, where she acted for pension funds and a large supermarket chain, and Eversheds where she specialised in acting for landlords.

In addition, she has worked as an in-house lawyer at two local authorities which brings an additional insight to the work she does. At Wakefield council Keira increased her knowledge and skill set as a senior solicitor in the Contracts Team dealing with procurement and state aid. She was the legal advisor on the multi-million pound public health contracts. Previously Keira was an equity partner at a Leeds firm and managed a real estate team. She enjoys training and mentoring junior members of staff and seeing them flourish.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Property Development and New Builds
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Bridging Finance
  • Development Finance
  • Re-Mortgage
  • Sale and Purchase of Freehold and Leasehold Property
  • HMO property
  • Buy to Let

What clients say...

"Keira is a driven person with excellent communication skills whose practice provides a conveyancing service that combines speed and high levels of customer service at a price that represents excellent value, thanks to her vision. She is a valued partner of our business, having been open minded enough to quickly see and appreciate the opportunities that is presents for her business and her customers both lay and professional. I have no doubt that she will be a great success as a result of her energy and focus and look forward to working with her for many years to come"

Duncan Samuel – Gazeal

Keira is the go to person when it comes to property law. Along with her team she has supported many of our clients, and continues to offer ongoing support not just to existing customers but also giving the bank tops tips and advice. It’s a pleasure to work with Keira and network with such a like-minded individual

Lorna Blackett – Natwest

I had the pleasure of working with Keira whilst she was a senior solicitor at Wakefield Council. Keira is very professional in all aspects of her work and is approachable and friendly. Her advice as a Legal advisor was excellent and Keira pays attention to detail, which provided invaluable in supporting a number of high profile Council projects and teams. I would highly recommend Keira as a highly competent and capable legal advisor and a valued colleague.

  • Solicitor of England and Wales admitted March 2002
  • BA Hons Applied Social Science
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law
  • Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Departments

Business

Commercial Real Estate

Private

Residential Property

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