Richard Pike

Partner Commercial Property | Bath
Direct: 01225 750090
Office: 01225 750000
Mob: 07845 014276

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I am a Partner in the Commercial Property team. I have previously practised in London and Nairobi, both in private practice and in-house.

I am experienced in handling most areas of commercial property work but focus on development, option and overage agreements. I also specialise in acting for both landowners and mineral and aggregates operating companies on the management and extraction of mineral deposits.

By working alongside clients from the earliest possible stage, I enjoy getting to know and understand their business and I believe this is integral to providing clear and pragmatic commercial advice. I also aim to grow long standing relationships with clients by avoiding legalease and the complicated jargon often associated with the legal profession.

As a Welshman, life outside of work is dominated by rugby, skiing, travelling and by my wife and two children.

 

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Notable cases

  • Advising on the land assembly for the 2012 Olympic Park, including the transfer of the Park and other land, together with the LDA’s Olympic functions, to the Olympic Park Legacy Company.
  • Advising on the land aspects of the Emirates Air Line cross-Thames cable car.
  • Advising on the disposal of a large site in the Royal Docks – the first site to be developed as part of the Royal Docks Green Enterprise District, which was, subsequently, developed into a sustainable energy exhibition centre and offices.
  • Advising on the land aspects of a proposed new geothermal power plant within Mt Longonot National Park, Kenya, including negotiating the project documentation with the American investors and London-based sponsors.
  • Advising a multinational aggregates operator on the extension of its existing quarry. This involved negotiating the planning agreements and advising on the structure of the land transaction to be entered into with multiple landowners.
  • Advising a large estate in Berkshire on the grant of a mineral lease to a national operator.
  • Advising a national mineral and aggregates operator on the acquisition and management of its various sites.

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