Gary Pickard, Director, Real Estate Hotels and Leisure

Gary Pickard, Director, Real Estate Hotels and Leisure, Fieldfisher
I am a highly experienced real estate lawyer having worked over the past 15 years with a very wide range of clients in the private and public sectors on all manner of property transactions.

I advise, often in conjunction with my corporate colleagues, on all aspects of real estate: the acquisition and disposal of vacant and occupied properties; issues relating to the acquisition or disposal of businesses; the granting and taking of leases; and the numerous issues that arise during ongoing landlord and tenant relationships.

My work has a focus on the needs of owners and occupiers with a large number of my clients coming from the hotel and leisure, public, retail and not-for-profit sectors.  I also have extensive experience of the telecoms sector including having helped Colt Telecoms with the creation of Europe's largest data centre.

I am a regular contributor to sector specific publications such as Caterer and Hotelkeeper and more general publications such as Property Week and the firm's own publications.

In my spare time I like to tinker – and sometimes the things I take apart to fix work when they go back together.  Not quite a fully fledged maker but getting there.