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Mark Rowlands


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Mark, who was admitted as a solicitor in December 2004, joined the TSP Agriculture and Commercial Property team in October 2015. Based in the Colchester office, Mark is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer. He specialises in Commercial Property work including:

  • Assisting Landlords and Tenants with all types of leasehold transactions including the grant of new leases, lease renewals and the transfer of leases from an outgoing tenant to an incoming tenant
  • Helping Buyers and Sellers with the acquisition and sale of commercial property and development land ensuring the resolution of all issues relating to the transaction and providing pragmatic advice in doing so
  • Supporting both experienced and less experienced property owners to increase their property portfolios
  • Providing speedy advice to commercial property owners looking to acquire land and property at auction
  • Advising SMEs on business purchases and sales where there is a leasehold or freehold property element to the transaction
  • Financing and refinancing property transactions

Having initially qualified as a teacher in primary school education Mark underwent a career change at the start of the millennium. Studying at the London College of Law Mark trained to be a solicitor for 4 years on a part time basis whilst still teaching. Mark achieved his Post Graduate Diploma in Law in 2002 before undertaking and passing the Legal Practice Course in 2004.

Mark says “Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than dealing with transactions both tenaciously and pragmatically ensuring that difficulties that can occasionally seem insurmountable are overcome to the satisfaction of my clients. I believe it is important to invest passionately in the plans of your client as in doing so good long term relationships and sometimes friendships are fostered”

Thompson Smith and Puxon has, for a number of years, been highlighted by the Legal 500 as a Leading Firm in the Commercial Property practice area. In 2021/2022 the Legal 500 said: Thompson Smith and Puxon’s team in Colchester is regularly called upon to advise on a wide range of commercial property and rural land matters. The scope of the practice covers commercial and agricultural land and property transactions, as well as related development work. Kerry Addison is notably active in strategic land projects. Stephen Firmin, who has over 30 years of experience, is the head of the team. Mark Rowlands is also a name to note. Clients include landowners, developers, farmers, property investors and UK subsidiaries of international companies.

Dementia FriendsMark is a Dementia Friend, an Alzheimer’s Society scheme which aims to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with dementia and how people living with it can be helped. Find out more about the scheme and how TSP is involved here.

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