Our Commercial Property Team acts for both landlords and tenants alike in drafting and negotiating new or renewal leases, rent reviews and lease assignments. We have the expertise to advise on all aspects of Landlord and Tenant Law and to guide both sides through serving notices and dealing with any issues arising during a tenancy.
We can also act in the sale and acquisition of commercial land and property as well as the charging of commercial property; carrying out due diligence, investigating title, interpreting search results and reporting the results clearly to clients.
The team prides itself on its commercial approach, understanding the client’s individual needs and advising accordingly.
Our services include:
Sale and Purchase of commercial property
Acquisition of land for commercial and mixed-use development
Landlord and Tenant Law
Charges over property
Sustainability and environmental issues
All related commercial and property law issues
Who's available to help?
Paul Hughes LLB (Hons)
Director / Partner
Paul is the legal advisor to a nationwide member organisation representing the interests of small businesses and to a large motor dealer. He also specialises in the sale and purchase of dental practices.
Paul is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)s.He is also an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
Paul Hughes went to school in Stoke-on-Trent before attending Birmingham University to study law. Paul joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 1984 and became a partner in 1986, having qualified with another Birmingham firm in 1981.
From 1998 to 2017 Paul was a governor at the schools in Dorridge, where his children attended. He is chairman of the Family Care Trust, a local charity caring for people with mental illness and learning difficulties though the provision of day care, community support and a farm at Catherine-de-Barnes.
Having refereed football for 25 years Paul now concentrates on supporting Stoke City where he is a season ticket holder. He enjoys travelling and has recently visited Australia and New Zealand, but also enjoys time in Devon with his family. Having completed 7 half marathons for charity he has probably hung up his running shoes, but still enjoys going to the gym regularly.
Liaquat Malik LLB (Hons)
Liaquat Malik, known to everyone as ‘Malik’, joined the firm in April 2015 as a paralegal after spending 3 years with a national law firm in Birmingham. He has now qualified as a solicitor within our firm.
Having worked as a paralegal in the Litigation and Employment team at Wallace Robinson & Morgan, Malik moved to the Plot Sales team, where he helped build the team to its current size, working on a number of large property developments around the country. He started his training contract in September 2016 and qualified into the Commercial/Plot Sales team in March 2018. Since qualifying Malik has developed his role and manages the Plot Sales team on a day to day basis.
He completed his Law degree at Coventry University in 2010 and moved to Birmingham, going straight into his LPC studies at the College of Law.
Malik had already gained two years' paralegal experience working in a busy Commercial Property team in Birmingham before joining our team here in Solihull.
Malik has a small gym obsession, spending the majority of his time eating and training. He also loves football and (for his sins) follows Newcastle United. He even attempts to play every now and then. However, he does admit the running aspect of football puts him off!!
Anna Hobbs BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Anna qualified as a Solicitor in August 2018 after completing her training contract with us. She is now working in our Company and Commercial Team and enjoys the varied nature of the work she undertakes. She acts for both Landlords and Tenants in the granting of commercial leases and lease assignments and can also assist clients with the sale, purchase and re-financing of commercial premises. She also has experience in business sales and acquisitions for small to medium sized companies. Over the last few years Anna has taken a leading role in setting up the busy Plot Sales team who handle the apartment sales of a number of property developments around the country.
After gaining a 1st class degree in Geography, Anna went on to do an MSc in Climatology and worked for a few years in the environmental sector before setting her sights on Law, graduating from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with a distinction. She has been at WRM full-time since October 2012, first working as Practice Management Assistant, then as a Trainee Solicitor alongside her part-time study at the University of Law and is now an Associate Solicitor.
Anna recently took some time off to have her son, and now savours her spare time at home with family, walking and relaxing on an evening by cooking and baking. She is a keen traveller and loves doing anything creative including sewing and painting
Sarah Kelly LLB (Hons)
Sarah joined Wallace Robinson and Morgan in June 2017. After completing her Law Degree at Coventry University in May 2016, she worked in a local school developing her administration skills but is now pleased to be working in the legal sector and looking forward to starting her training to become a Solicitor. Sarah is working as a Paralegal in the Commercial Property Plot Sales Team alongside the rest of the plot sales team on a number of large and complex property developments around the country.
Sarah is due to start the LPC at the University of Law in Birmingham in September 2018 part time whilst completing her Training Contract.
A little more about Sarah:
Sarah enjoys socialising with her friends and interacting with different groups of people. She enjoys travelling and has been fortunate enough to travel to, and tour places such as America, Canada, Australia, China and Spain. Sarah enjoys reading wide range of books; her favourite genres are crime and thrillers, and one of her favourite authors is David Baldacci.’
Katherine Stratton LLB (Hons) LLM
Katherine has experience in a broad array of property disciplines and spends her working day dealing with all aspects of commercial property work including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant and secured lending. Alongside this she deals with all things relating to residential property including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages and lease extensions.
Katherine undertook her training contract at a Bournemouth firm having graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 Law degree and achieved a Distinction in her LPC and Masters at the University of Law in Birmingham. She then qualified into commercial property in August 2019 having had over 4 years property experience.
Away from work she is a keen albeit slow runner and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible to appreciate the hidden Birmingham beauty spots.
We have used WRM for a number of years and they have dealt with upwards of 10 commercial property transactions and associated leases. They are professional and communicative and more importantly thorough. They adopt a common sense approach and are conscious of time and costs and we will continue to use the team at WRM for commercial purchases in the coming months.
May we both thank you and your staff for a superb service throughout the conveyancing process. It really has helped to have had such a personal & professional service.