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  • 1 Amphora Place
  • Sheepen Road
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO3 3WG
  • Tel: 01206 217300


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Katie Lockwood


I am friendly, approachable and give straightforward and easy to understand advice. I have a wide variety of experience, within commercial and residential, so am able to assist with a range of client needs. I’m based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01245 453848.

I undertake all commercial property matters, including grant and taking of leases, licences to underlet, assign and alter, commercial financing and the sale and acquisition of commercial property.

Due to my mixed residential and commercial property background, I specialise in development site set ups, acting for the developers together with the plot sales. This also means I work closely with our corporate team, in the setting up of management companies, dealing with the share transfers and director appointments.

I love that my job involves getting to know my clients, especially their plans, objectives and what is important to them, and building relationships. This enables me to provide solutions to obstacles and to achieve their individual particular goals.

Development - I am a member of the development team. I work with a wide range of developers and deal with all aspects of development work, from site acquisitions and site setups, to development finance and infrastructure agreements. I also oversee the plot sales once the land has been developed, ensuring that they are progressed as quickly as possible.

I work with my clients to meet their specific needs. This can include working with their accountants and other members of their professional team to find the most efficient and effective way to move a transaction forward or structure a deal.

Construction - I am a member of the construction team and work closely with colleagues, including within other teams, to provide a full service to our construction clients.

The development work I do means that I get to visit my client’s sites at various stages. As a result, I am lucky enough to see construction work in progress, and therefore have a good perspective on the legal work required to facilitate it.

In my spare time I enjoy baking, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family. I recently took part in a charity walk raising money for Alzheimer’s.

Our Commercial Real Estate Team

Commercial Real Estate is a large team with significant experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property. Our individual members also have their own sector expertise, including environment & energy, health and social care, education and charity. The team has long standing relationships with clients and business partners, and we provide a tailored service to each client. We deal with each matter efficiently to ensure that deadlines and objectives are achieved. Our advice is commercial and practical, offering positive solutions.

What our clients say

  • Katie - your assistance has been instrumental - thank you for all your time and effort, and I look forward to working with you on the next stage of this transaction in the new year.