Isabel Wolfe Barry
Areas of Practice:
Acquisitions & Disposals
Property Portfolio Management
Commercial Retail Developments
Corporate Commercial Transactions
Isabel is an experienced commercial property solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in private practice for over 18 years acting for a variety of clients including high net worth individuals, property companies/SPVs and other UK and overseas investors and developers. She is skilled in all types of acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties of a commercial nature including industrial, warehouse, office, retail, leisure and hospitality properties, commercial leases and associated landlord and tenant matters including permissive licences and 1954 Act lease renewals, property portfolio management, commercial retail developments, corporate commercial transactions including corporate share and business sales and acquisitions, secured lending and refinancing transactions. Isabel has had much experience of the day-to-day property portfolio legal management aspects of high-profile flagship buildings, retail shopping centres, commercial property portfolios and development sites in London and across England and Wales.
She thrives on working with top quality clients and team professionals and is an excellent business developer, really enjoying this aspect of her job.
Prior to joining Blake-Turner LLP, Isabel was at Howard Kennedy and then a partner at Sherrards Solicitors LLP in the commercial property department London office.
She was named as a “Next Generation Partner” and “Key Lawyer” in Legal 500 2022 where clients said:
“Isabel Wolfe Barry is an outstanding lawyer who is a pleasure to work with and has consistently given good advice.”
“When it comes to commercial property transactions, … Isabel Wolfe Barry stand[s] out for [her] knowledge, experience and tenacity to get the deal done.”
“Isabel Wolfe Barry is knowledgeable and hardworking.”
“Isabel Wolfe Barry is a highly experienced and diligent commercial property lawyer. Nothing is too much trouble, she is calm under pressure and secures the right outcomes for her clients.”
Acting for a large infrastructure services plc in connection with its property portfolio, including lease acquisitions and disposals.
Acting for a retail developer on the acquisition of a property for the purposes of re-development and the grant of a lease to a large supermarket chain.
Acting for a London-based coffee chain on the acquisition of another chain of coffee shops and advising on renegotiation of leases.