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Chris AndersonPartner

Chris is a Partner within our Commercial Property team with over 12 years’ post qualification experience.

He has extensive knowledge and expertise across a full range of commercial property matters, including landlord and tenant matters, sales and purchases, complicated conditional contracts, options, overage agreements, development matters, portfolio purchases, and secured lending transactions.

Chris advises individual and corporate clients, including investors, developers, retailers, institutional lenders, GP practices, dentists, local authorities, charities, entrepreneurs and landowners and occupiers across a variety of sectors. He also regularly advises rural and agricultural clients in relation to acquisitions and disposals of agricultural and rural land, working closely with his colleagues in our Private Client team.

Chris also has considerable experience advising clients in the education sector. He has previously advised in relation to the successful conversion of a number of schools to both single and multi-academy trust status and advised multi-academy trusts in relation to the addition of new and existing academies. His experience includes advising on existing and proposed land arrangements and complicated, property-specific issues, Sport England and Sure Start funding issues and potential liabilities.

Over the years, Chris has developed many long-standing and strong relationships with clients who praise him for his attention to detail and delivery of clear and sound, timely legal advice.

Testimonials

  • "Chris Anderson is highly effective and efficient."

    - The Legal 500

  • "The service I received and the work that was carried out was a masterpiece. Both Sara Malik and Chris Anderson are fantastic. I deal with lots of lawyers and usually find them lazy, slow and unsupportive, but Hay & Kilner has the right formula."

    - Client of Chris Anderson

  • "I have dealt with Chris for a number of years and have found him to be an extremely competent commercial lawyer. He has carried out many transactions for me within my commercial portfolio. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any commercial property operator."

    - Client of Chris Anderson

  • "I’ve been using Chris Anderson at Hay & Kilner for all aspects of property law for a number of years. Having occasionally used different solicitors historically, I can say with certainty that I am far more comfortable with matters in his hands than anywhere else. He is professional and efficient at all times and a pleasure to work with"

    - Client of Chris Anderson

  • "Chris is an outstanding solicitor. I have a commercial property in Harrogate with several tenants and I need fast, accurate responses to some sometimes complicated issues. Chris provides them and I can always rely on him to chase up tardy tenants and their solicitors to get issues resolved as quickly as possible. I often find it difficult working with professional services firms because I work as a partner in one myself and I have high expectations. Chris is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone."

    - Client of Chris Anderson

  • "Chris Anderson provided us with accurate and well-considered professional advice, tailored very specifically to our need. Communications were excellent and we were accurately informed of how things were proceeding throughout the project."

    - Client of Chris Anderson

  • "Chris has in-depth knowledge which allows him to guide his client to the best outcome possible. His level of empathy and client awareness enables Chris to have a positive and productive working relationship with all parties."

    - Professional adviser