Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Pieter

I advise clients on a variety of commercial real estate transactions, with a particular focus on development work. My primary objective is always to assist my client and their wider professional team in achieving the best possible commercial result with the minimum amount of fuss.

Pieter advises developers, investors, charitable organisations and private individuals based in both the UK and abroad on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including site assembly, development, the acquisition and disposal of investment assets, landlord and tenant matters, and real estate finance.

Pieter has particular interest in the development of residential schemes, industrial sites and manufacturing facilities.

He has had numerous articles published covering topics ranging from the viability of electronic signatures in real estate transactions and the transparency of overseas and domestic corporate ownership of UK real estate assets, to the prospect of the emergence of the commonhold model of property ownership, as an alternative to the traditional leasehold model.

Pieter qualified as a solicitor in 2008, joined Russell-Cooke in 2017 and became a senior associate in 2018. He was promoted to the partnership in 2021.


  • Member of  the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA)

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Previewing the upcoming Joints Contracts Tribunal (JCT) 2024 suite of contracts

Partner Pippa Beesley and trainee Esther Roberts highlight the forthcoming release of the Joints Contracts Tribunal (JCT) 2024...
Pippa Beesley (1) Esther Roberts, Trainee in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, real estate, planning and construction team.
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