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Adam Walford is an exceptional lawyer. His legal advice is second to none and his commercial advice is the best I have ever encountered.

Legal 500 2023

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

He is a consultant 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.

  • Listed as key lawyer, Industry focus: Hospitality and leisure, Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Adam Walford is an exceptional lawyer. His legal advice is second to none and his commercial advice is the best I have ever encountered." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Adam Walford is an exceptional property lawyer. His attention to detail and commercial acumen set him apart." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Adam Walford is commercially minded as well as being legally knowledgeable." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • Listed as key lawyer, Real estate: Commercial property: corporate occupiers, Legal 500 UK 2022
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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