Vishal is a trusted advisor to the Aitch Group and having acted for us on numerous projects throughout the years (including development site purchases, sales, joint ventures and refinancing exercises to name but a few), we consider him to be an integral part of our professional team. He has taken the time to fully understand our drivers and needs as a business which enables him to provide us with swift and commercially sound advice. I would not hesitate in recommending Vishal and the Commercial Property team at Huggins.Stephen Hollyoak, Land Director, Aitch Group
This is the 3rd time I have used Huggins Law and I have always had a good experience, Joyce Owusu Afari, Vishal Amin and Ann Hines have always been easy to communicate with and it does feel like you have someone on your side, fighting your corner when things go askew. Always willing to recommend to anyone who will listen..A Duru
I joined Huggins as a trainee and qualified into the commercial property team in 2010. I previously worked for a large consultancy firm offering legal advice to companies on business and property law and prior to that completed a Masters in Laws at University College London.
What are your clients like?
My work spans a full range of commercial property transactional matters, including site acquisitions for developers, medium to large value refinancing and lending, commercial landlord and tenant matters (including lettings) and residential leasehold extensions.
I have acted on hundreds of transactions since joining Huggins. In the past year, I have acted on the following:-
- Acquisition of a £11.5m site in Silvertown, London for development into circa 200 residential flats
- Flat sales at The Bagel Factory, Hackney, a prominent development comprising over 160 flats including preparation of a multi-party deed for shared services across 5 significant sites
- Acting for a borrower in relation to a loan facility in excess of £30m from Lloyds Banking Group secured against a large and varied portfolio of properties
- Acting for a lender in relation to £5m secured loan facility with equity stake in relation to a residential development located in Chelmsford, Essex
I also act for a range of smaller, local business in relation to landlord and tenant matters, including a number of start-up ventures around the Here East development in Stratford and The Wildcard Brewery in relation to their new brewery in Walthamstow, London (payment for which I am still trying to secure in crates of beer!).
How do you make a difference for your clients?
A key part of my role is meeting the demands of developers in a highly pressurised property market where the speed of turning around transactions is increasingly key.
As a result, I hope clients will agree that I tend to think and act fast, spotting potential issues early and finding pragmatic and commercial solutions to them to get a transaction over the line.