Bill Mitchell

Commercial Property Lawyer


Bill Mitchell qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has gained a broad range of experience covering contentious and non-contentious matters. His non-contentious practice comprises of commercial and residential property. Alternatively, his contentious work includes Divorce law and general litigation matters. He has acted for a number of small and medium sized businesses and has engaged with clients in both the private and public sector and for Landlords and Tenants. Bill joined My Business Counsel in 2016.


SECTORS: Commercial Law | In-House Legal Services | Real Estate



Bill’s extensive range of experience consists of:


• Commercial sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties and drafting clauses


Retail, Offices, Industrial & Agricultural Land Transactions:
• Agreements for lease, Deeds of Variation, Easements, AGA’s
• Deeds of Surrender & of Part and/or Re-grant
• Renewals & Supplemental Renewals of Business Leases
• Renewable energy/wind turbine contracts
• Licences to Assign and/or to Sublet, Alterations & for Works
• Rent Deposit Deeds, Notices to Exclude LTA’54 & Statutory Declaration
• Put & Call option agreements for developments
• Local Authority Creation Agreements, LTA’54 Notices, Wayleave agreements
• Local Authority Commercial Contracts: Project/Development, Common Land, Procurement, JTC’s-Build & Design, Consultants appointments, IT Contracts,
• Partnering & Shared service agreements
• Local Authority Statutory User Rights Deeds of Surrender
• Local Authority bespoke commercial/private encroachment agreements
• Refinancing, change of use applications, statements of apportionment
• Dealing with Guarantors, Management Companies, Directors, Surveyors, Lenders
• Land acquisitions, Mobile phone mast agreements
• Replies for CPSE’s & additional enquiries
• Carrying a full commercial partner level caseload


Finance Skills & Understanding:
• Bridging finance, perfection & priority of security
• Refinancing, taking, releasing & enforcing security, debentures, class assets
• Asset financing, secured lending, leasing
• LPA or fixed charge receiverships
• Registration of charges for different vehicles
• Deeds of assignment, postponement, guarantees & indemnities, facility agreements, security trust deeds
• Comfort & commitment letters


Residential Property Skills:
• Sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity, Contract drafting, all LR standard forms for freehold/leasehold matters
• Help to Buy, Right to Buy, Buy to Let, New Build, Shared Ownership
• Raising enquiries before contract & requisitions on title
• Maintenance & Repair obligations, Access Rights
• Dealing with Water Supply, private bore hole and drainage issues
• Dealing with Guarantors, Management Companies, Surveyors, Lenders
• Deducing title & dealing with covenants, easements & rights & boundary disputes


Divorce law & general ligation knowledge:
• Drafting Petitions for divorce
• Drafting Consent Orders
• Financial Disclosure
• Financial investigation
• Financial negotiation
• Dealing with Asset Dissipation
• Dealing with business owners
• Dealing with property & assets abroad
• Security of rights over the Matrimonial Home & other property
• Dealing with High Net Worth client cases (HNW)


General litigation experience:
• Commercial business debt recovery
• Property disputes



SECTORS: Commercial Law | In-House Legal Services | Real Estate



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