"Shoosmiths are one of the best firms I am using. I have used them for 15 years now. For us, it's a great match in terms of size, location, breadth of service and cost. In particular, the lawyers I use there, and notably Steve Wiltshire, think on their feet, show great attention to detail, come up with innovative drafting solutions and drive the deals forward. Their expertise often gives our business a competitive edge."
Toby Baines, Chairman, Citygrove Securities PLC
Steve specialises in strategic and immediate residential, mixed use and commercial real estate development. Steve has extensive experience in dealing with complex city centre mixed use developments as well as large scale strategic development opportunities pursuant to options, promotion agreements and the like. Steve's advice is seen by his clients as proactive, commercial and deal driven, whilst retaining an attention to detail. He is well known for his positive and professional (and humorous) approach to everything he is involved in.
Steve's recent experience includes:
- acting for Citygrove Securities plc in relation to the acquisition, development, letting and forward disposal to Pension Funds of a number of town and city centre developments incorporating cinemas, superstores, hotel, parking, restaurants and bars;
- acting for Frontier Estates Limited on the acquisition, pre-letting, forward sale and disposal of a number of care home facilities throught England;
- dealing with all the real estate aspects of a number of major residential development acquisitions (both LLP, SPV and property transactions) for a number of national and regional housebuilders, including Kier, Balfour Beatty, Linden and Baker Estates Limited;
- acquisition for investment clients of an 80 acre strategic development opportunity on the edge of town, being the first phase of a 2000+ eco-town and associated residential development.
Steve was articled at Lewis Silkin in London, qualifying in 1988, and from 1990 to 1994 he worked at Linklaters in London. After a 12 month trip round the world and a short peiod at Wragges in Birmingham, Steve joined Shoosmiths at the beginning of 1997, becoming a partner with the firm in 1998.
LLB Hons ( Bristol University )