Stephen Gawne

  • Partner


Real estate, Commercial real estateHotels and leisure


Stephen is a member of our Real Estate team. He deals with all aspects of commercial real estate work, including property acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters and property management. His clients include property investment companies, commercial landlords and tenants, sovereign wealth funds, hotels, estates and charities. Stephen’s transactions include acting on complex acquisitions and disposals of multi-million pound properties and portfolios. He has considerable experience in advising both landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial lettings and the management of large portfolios.

Stephen is the co-editor of and contributing author to “The Landlord and Tenant Factbook” (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell). He is a member of the Law Society, the British Hospitality Association, the City Property Association, the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association and the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society.

Client comments

Clients recommend Stephen for providing “an excellent service with thoughtful, timely advice and great success in handling a detailed and complex negotiation”; for being “thoroughly professional and pragmatic” and “delivering good quality advice”.

Clients also recommend Stephen for being “helpful and efficient”, “very quick” with “exemplary professionalism” and for providing an “excellent service”.

Other client endorsements include:

All the members of the management team here have been struck by the user-friendly approach you have adopted and for the clear and concise guidance you have provided.”

Thank you for your tremendous effort and professionalism…it was a fantastic experience working with you.”

Stephen advised the successful appellant in the Court of Appeal case of QFS v Sable [2010] EWCA Civ 682.




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