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Find out more about Phillip Heseltine – Commercial Property Law Partner at Bray & Bray, based at our head office in Leicester city centre.


Q: How long have you been working in Commercial Property Law?

A: Full time for 17 years.


Q: What made you want to get into Commercial Property Law?

A: I trained in conveyancing in London during the 80s boom.  I like property because it’s a real thing; it’s been around for a long time and will be around for a long time to come.


Q: What is the most challenging type of case you have handled?

A: Probably a case involving the development of a large residential site, which was to be sold to a consortium of three developers.  I represented one of the joint sellers, who disliked each other intensely.  Neither of the sellers trusted the developers.  It took me just over a year to complete the case, after which I learnt that the parties had been trying to do the deal for twenty years!


Q: What types of cases do you have most experience in?

A: Buying and selling investment property.


Q: Why do you think so many people come to Bray & Bray to sort Commercial Property issues out?

A: Because we give a service where we are always happy to pick up the phone and speak to our clients.  We really try to understand what it is they want and I think that we are a bit more personal than other firms.


Q: Which sort of cases do you find that you can relate to most?

A: Probably where a client buys a property with their pension fund and then leases it back to their related company.


Q: What do you do to unwind after a busy day?

A: Usually I have dinner with my son and my girlfriend, when she’s not working.  On a Friday night I’ll hopefully be down at my local pub for a couple of pints!


Q: What is the key to your success?

A: Seeking to understand what a client wants and trying to achieve it in the timescale that they would like.


Q: If you weren’t a solicitor, what do you think you would be good at?

A: A musician – preferably a guitarist in a band.


For advice on any aspect of commercial property law, you can contact Phillip directly on email at Bray & Bray have three main offices across Leicestershire, feel free to phone or pop in to talk to our solicitors.