Karen Halsey

Consultant Partner
Recent Work

Karen is an experienced lawyer specialising in all aspects of real estate. Before joining Acuity, she was a legal director at DLA Piper.

She has acted for some of the UK’s biggest institutional landlords and tenants, undertaking all types of investment and management work. She has a particular specialism in distressed real estate.

*Karen Halsey is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*

  • Real estate
  • Commercial property investment and asset management
  • Distressed real estate
  • Residential property development
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Acting on the acquisition by a privately owned investment and asset management company of Birmingham’s famous Custard Factory at the heart of its creative quarter, a deal that adopted the innovative use of artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate the transaction
  • Undertaking a secondment as General Counsel to a property investment and technology company that owns and manages 20 acres of prime real estate across Camden Market and the West End
  • Acting for a number of banks and insolvency practitioners on a variety of asset management, disposals and restructuring matters; of particular note: what is now the Ham Yard Hotel; the former “second Odeon cinema” at Leicester Square currently under redevelopment; residential and commercial developments, including what was reported in 2018 as “one of Britain’s most expensive homes”
  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500
  • The Construction Team is ranked band 2 by Chambers and Partners
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