Fladgate advises Hardwicke Chambers on the letting of their new office at One Gray’s Inn


Our team: Richard Reuben, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, John Forde, Neal Todd, Avram Kelman, Mary Liu


Fladgate has advised Hardwicke Chambers on the letting of the newly redeveloped One Gray’s Inn, WC1.  The deal involved the letting of the entire 21,000sq ft office element by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn to Hardwicke Chambers.

The newly redeveloped Grade A office space which reached practical completion in June 2020 comprised new façades on all elevations, a rear extension and total rebuilding of the central core, comfort cooling and one new floor.  The Fladgate team advised on the agreement, lease, construction documents, tax, financing and internal arrangements for the client.

Richard Reuben, Fladgate Senior Partner said “We were delighted to have supported Hardwicke Chambers on this extensive redevelopment and letting project and are proud to have played a part in creating a premium office environment for Chambers and those that work and visit there.”

Amanda Illing, CEO of Hardwicke Chambers agreed: “We are delighted to have worked with Fladgate as our trusted advisers to assist us on the various aspects of reaching this stage of our exciting new venture.  The high-quality new development at One Gray’s Inn marks the next exciting chapter for us as a chambers, and this building will enable us to provide a fabulous new work space for clients, visitors, barristers and staff. The team at Fladgate understood the complexities of our requirements and were responsive and understanding of how chambers works.” 

Jonathan Hibberts, relationship partner at Fladgate commented “After working with Hardwicke for many years, it was great to be involved in Hardwicke’s move and the next chapter of the development of their practice.”

The Fladgate team comprised Senior Partner Richard Reuben assisted by real estate senior associate Fiona Smith, construction senior associate Ian Smith, tax partner John Forde, tax partner Neal Todd, corporate partner Avram Kelman and corporate associate Mary Liu.

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