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Helen Abel joined Memery Crystal in 2017 as a Director in the Real Estate team.

Helen has experience in a broad range of work including acquisitions and disposals (for institutions, high net worth individuals, property companies and developer clients), development, property finance as well as landlord and tenant work.

"Direct partner involvement in transactions, even when the day to day drafting is being dealt with by a junior lawyer. Their main strengths are in knowing their clients so being able to deal with issues expeditiously without needing client involvement for all the minutiae of the transaction; that and an uncanny ability of overcoming items that other lawyers see as problems. They are a firm who simply get the deal done in the best interests of their clients."

Legal 500, 2020

In detail

Recent experience

  • Advised the landowner of a large housing development site (5,500 houses) on the disposal of parcels of land to national house builders for residential development and the reorganisation of farm business tenancies.
  • Advised developer clients in relation to the acquisition of development sites for both residential and mixed-use developments.
  • Advised a national housing and regeneration government agency on a wide range of matters relating to both the acquisition and disposal of sites for mixed-use and housing developments.
  • Advised a London landed estate on the strategic acquisition of a large portfolio and re-letting of the properties following acquisition.

Career history

  • 2017 – Present: Senior Associate at Memery Crystal
  • 2015 – 2017: Senior Associate at Kingsley Napley LLP
  • 2012 – 2015: Senior Associate at Pemberton Greenish LLP
  • 2006 – 2012: Associate at Dentons LLP