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Lawrence Stephens





Property Advisers

Property Lawyers

Advice type

Family businesses

Legal - Real estate

Client types

Corporate clients




Geographical focus

United Kingdom




Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services


Stephen Messias


Spear's Review

Stephen Messias boasts more than three decades of knowledge and experience within the real estate sector, particularly where HNW-related transactions are involved. Messias’s clients come to him for his ‘shrewd commercial advice and ability to turn around transactions at pace’. Evidence of this ability comes in the form of the exchange of one £5 million Hampstead property that took place in less than 12 hours.

He began his career in 1988 at Finers (now Howard Kennedy), where he was swiftly made partner. After spending eight years at Finers, he decided to join forces with fellow partners Steven Bernstein and Lawrence Kelly to set up Lawrence Stephens.

Adviser Profile

Stephen Messias, a Founding Partner at Lawrence Stephens, has more than 30 years' experience of delivering astute, market-leading legal services and has led his firm's commercial and residential real estate efforts since its inception in 1997.

As Head of the Real Estate department, Stephen deals with a full range of transactions including commercial property investments and lettings, the refinancing of property portfolios, complex and high-value acquisitions and residential transactions involving Prime London property.

'Whether transactions are complex, urgent or routine, Stephen works with clients in a collaborative and pragmatic way to deliver results that consistently exceed expectations,' the firm tells Spear's.

Rank: Recommended

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