News

06th May 2020

Award winning law firm, Gardner Leader, with branches across the South East, welcomes two new solicitors to its commercial property team.

Deirdre Smith and Dominic Dos Remedios have joined the firm, based at its offices in Maidenhead and Newbury, respectively. Deirdre, a highly qualified and experienced solicitor since 1989, has extensive experience across the entire real estate sector, including developers (residential and commercial), investors, end user and landlord and tenant (she is able to act for either with ease) in almost all sub-sectors of the market.  She was a partner at a large City of London law firm known for its real estate and has also practised for a FTSE100 company as well as for local authorities. She is also a visiting lecturer in Real Estate for the University of Law.

Dominic equally brings a wealth of experience with close to 15 years in commercial property. Prior to joining Gardner Leader, he worked for two regional practices, an in-house legal property team managing a large estate in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, and as part of a University in-house legal team. His experience spans across a range of areas including agricultural property, advising on landlord and tenant matters in commercial and farming sectors, and estate management from acquisitions and disposals, easements and encroachments. In private practice, Dominic worked in a highly regarded real estate team advising clients on property transactions from commercial leases, acquisitions and disposals to residential conveyancing and auction sales.

Appointed to support the firm’s expanding commercial property division, both Deirdre’s and Dominic’s experience will further strengthen the credentials of the Gardner Leader team to provide specialist advice to businesses, nationally and globally. Greg Humphreys, Partner and Head of the Commercial Property team at Gardner Leader said: “We’re delighted to welcome Deirdre and Dominic to our growing team. Their broad experience, excellent skill sets, and high level market knowledge will add yet further expertise to the team, bringing clients peace of mind that help is at hand no matter their commercial property need.”