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A little bit more about our people

Our team has experience in:

  • Site acquisition and development
  • The retail and office sectors
  • The industrial and warehouse sectors
  • Leisure, hotel, and restaurant sectors
  • Freehold acquisition and disposal of large apartment blocks and mixed use blocks
  • High value residential property
  • Creating solutions for property structures
  • Property investment, including acquiring assets for foreign investors
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Jeffrey White


Jeff qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has been in continuous practice ever since. He was made a partner in 2000. Jeff has experience in all aspects of non-contentious commercial property advising banks and private investors in connection with secured lending, development and portfolio disposal; advising developers in connection with site acquisition, development, management and disposal; advising both landlords and tenants in connection with the creation, management, disposal and termination of leases and the buying and selling of both freehold and leasehold property. Jeff has particular expertise in site acquisition and development and in the retail, leisure and office sector. Jeff also sits on the board as vice chair of a further education institute and charity.

jeff@eml.legal 020 3585 1944 07807 131216

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Sandra Rankine


Sandra qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has a Law degree from Strathclyde University. She has been in continuous practice and worked at a number of Scottish and English law firms and is dual qualified from 2001. Sandra has a broad commercial property background and currently focuses on leases for occupiers including retail, office, hotels and leisure occupiers and property investment, particularly for foreign investors. She has acted on multiple shop leases for UK retailer White Stuff both in England and in Scotland. She has recently been involved in the forward purchase of a block of 125 new build apartments in Manchester and subsequent purchase of the freehold of the whole site of 268 flats for a Middle Eastern investor. She has a lot experience in the letting of restaurants both for landlord and tenant and in the letting and management of shopping centres. Sandra is dual qualified and entitled to practise in Scotland as well as England & Wales.

sandra@eml.legal 020 3585 1945 07725 407685

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Hanna Barel


Hanna joined the practice in 2018 and has been dealing with a broad range of commercial and residential matters with the focus on commercial leases and acquisitions, development work, and plot purchases. Hanna has been acting for corporate and private clients, foreign investors, lenders and developers and has a varied client base. In addition to being a qualified solicitor, Hanna has a degree in linguistics and speaks a number of languages. Hanna exhibits the highest professionalism, with strong technical knowledge, good commercial awareness, and fast and efficient completion of work.

hanna@eml.legal 020 3405 4075 07806 526663

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Simon Thornton-Graham


Simon is a highly skilled and commercially astute real estate lawyer and has extensive experience working for both institutional and private investors and also developers on the full life-cycle of real estate matters (acquisition, development, leasing, management, disposal and financing), and numerous businesses on the occupancy side. Simon qualified in 2000 and has worked at magic-circle, national and international law firms, in addition to gaining invaluable in-house experience, before joining Elliott Matthew.

simongraham@eml.legal 07584 903 696

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Tom Svedberg

Associate Solicitor

Tom is an experienced solicitor in commercial and residential matters and joined the practice in 2023. Tom has strong practical knowledge and one of his strengths is finding efficient commercial solutions to the everyday issues of contemporary real estate transactions. He also has a good eye for detail and prides himself on his timely delivery. Tom has had previous experience in a fast paced property conveyancing firm as well as a 'referrals-only' boutique City of London firm with high net worth value clients, properties, and transactions.

tom@eml.legal 07424 469804

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Amanda Perrotton

Consultant Solicitor

Amanda is a highly professional property solicitor with over 20 years of experience in private practice and is an expert in commercial and residential property. She also has expertise in Land and Trust structures and established experience in creating solutions for property structures. Amanda has a broad spectrum of experience in relation to commercial, corporate, and property transactions and is qualified in Ireland as well as England and Wales.

amanda@eml.legal 020 3405 4892 07795 930659

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Eleanor Smith

Commercial Property Solicitor

Eleanor is a senior lawyer with a real passion for commercial property. She qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and has a law degree from Oxford University. Eleanor trained and practised in London and has over 10 years of experience in the City as well as further experience as a consultant. In developing her depth of experience, Eleanor has represented the interests of domestic and foreign corporate tenants on occupier issues as well as financial institutions, individuals and everything in between. Her experience covers a wide range of commercial real estate matters including high value acquisitions and disposals, redevelopments, lettings, and acting for lenders and borrowers in property finance.

eleanor@eml.legal 020 3405 4892 0777 9654080

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Sarah Marangoni

Solicitor - Avocat

Sarah is dual qualified as a French Avocat and an English Solicitor. She holds a Masters Degree (LLM) in Intellectual Property and European Competition Law from UCL (University College London), a Post Graduate Degree (DEA) in International Private Law from Paris Pantheon- Sorbonne University, and a Law Degree (Maitrise) from Paris II Assas University. Sarah has been working in Paris and in London, with a focus on international and cross border situations, dealing with intellectual property, commercial and corporate contracts, and immigration law. Within her corporate and commercial activity she has been involved in publishing, media and in the consulting sector of scientific research, dealing with institutional bodies as well as with multinational corporations; additionally she has been dealing with corporate pre-dispute matters. She is trilingual in Italian, French and English, and thanks to her international background she has been able to assist clients in cross border and multicultural/multilingual matters between Italy, France and the UK. Sarah is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

sarah@eml.legal +44 7788 597173

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Ransford Addo-Quaye

Associate Litigation

Ransford is a litigation solicitor specialising in property disputes. He brings over 7 years’ experience of commercial and residential property disputes including arrears, breaches of lease, disrepair, lease termination including break notices, 1954 Act and section 8/section 21 notices, and possession claims. Ransford also deals with non-contentious specialist areas including licences for alterations, wayleave agreements and rights of light. Ransford represents both landlords (individual and commercial) and tenants (leaseholders, RTMs, company lets) in all manner of disputes and civil litigation.

ransford@eml.legal 020 3405 4982 077064 77330

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Nikita Solovjov

Trainee Solicitor

Nikita is a paralegal studying to qualify as a solicitor. Nikita helps with the daily running of the firm and provides support to solicitors across the organisation. Nikita completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Sunderland, after which he obtained a distinction for a master’s degree in Corporate Law at UCL. Prior to joining the firm, Nikita worked in a start-up within the property sector.

nikita@eml.legal 020 3405 4892 07751 845240

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Caitlin Verrill


Caitlin provides assistance to our solicitors in commercial and residential property transactions from onboarding through to post-completion matters, and also enjoys her involvement in property litigation matters. Prior to joining Elliott Matthew in 2023, Caitlin had a background in insolvency. Caitlin has a Law degree and completed the LPC MSc with a distinction. Caitlin is enjoying expanding her knowledge in the property sector and looks forward to progressing to qualify as a solicitor.

caitlin@eml.legal 020 3405 5680

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Dilan Cinar

Legal Accounts Assistant

Dilan has background in finance, business and management. She deals with legal accounting and supports the solicitors on their transactional work. She also provides support on HR and facilities management matters.

dilan@eml.legal 020 3405 4982

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David Bird

Finance Director

David has an engineering and finance background. He has worked in industry as an engineer and manager for 10 years and has been in the financial markets as a financial analyst for the past 25 years. His last position was at Goldman Sachs. During his time, he also gained a Masters in Finance at LBS and remains a Chartered Engineer.

david@eml.legal 020 3405 4892 07710 395151

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