Adam Walford advises household name restaurants and retailers on their real estate occupancy needs, growth strategies and asset management needs. He leads the Investment, Landlord and Tenant team and is head of the Retail & Leisure group.

He is a solicitor specialising in commercial real estate, particularly in acquisition and disposal work for the restaurant and retail sectors.

Adam has an extensive and varied client base, including restaurant owners, occupiers, investors, and developers. He acts for global brands and quoted companies, as well as, household names like Carluccio’s, Pizza Hut, Patty&Bun, and Tortilla.

He also supports some of the most exciting new brands in the sector. This breadth of experience is unusual. He lives and breathes the restaurant business, working closely with the wider sector team to benefit shared clients with a wealth of insight.

Whether a client is buying a chain of 200 outlets, developing a brand new concept, branching out from a first success, or simply reviewing their staff contracts, he aims to be their first port of call. 

Recent work
  • Acting for a crazy golf and street food vendor chain on the real estate aspects of their investment.

  • Advising a high-end fast growing health focused grab and go food business on its continued expansion including transport hubs.

  • Acting for a global fashion brand on its site acquisition and portfolio management.

  • Advising Taiwanese restaurant chain on its acquisition in London's Borough Market.

  • Advising a gamification and activity park on its first UK site at Star City Birmingham.

  • Acting for a Mexican restaurant on its new taco concept in Westfield.

Adam is ranked in Legal 500 2020 for Commercial property: Hotels and Leisure and Commercial property: Retail
Did you know

Adam's passion for food extends to his family. They grow fruit and vegetables and have added to their brood of livestock with three new chickens.

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Coronavirus and Retail & Leisure

Coronavirus and Retail & Leisure

As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to affect people, businesses and economies across the globe, the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors are facing significant economic uncertainty.

We're bringing together information to help provide clarity during these uncertain times for our key markets.

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
Coronavirus and retail and leisure


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