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Malcolm Hemmings-Portas

Associate Solicitor

I qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and have specialised in Commercial Property Law throughout my career. I have had extensive experience working with law firms in London and Hertfordshire. I joined Crane & Staples in 2014 as an Associate in the Commercial Property Department.

I have broad experience dealing with the acquisition and disposal of Commercial Property acting for property investors, owner-occupiers, developers and pension schemes dealing with both corporate clients and private individuals. I advise in relation to commercial leases and having acted for both landlords and tenants am able to adopt a balanced approach to the negotiation of lease agreements. I have significant experience acting for developers in relation to site acquisitions by way of option agreements and contracts conditional upon obtaining planning consent and negotiating planning agreements with the local authorities.

Outside the office

I enjoy running and take part in a weekend park run as often as possible. I own a 1972 MGB and as a result have a fascination for classic British sports cars. I also follow F1 motor racing.

As a commercial property customer we have dealt with Malcolm for a number of years. When he moved practises we moved with him as he has been and still is an integral and important part of our businesses daily dealings. He is approachable, available, thorough and meticulous in conducting our legal undertakings and he understands the way we work and our expectations perfectly.