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Donna Bates

Senior Associate

T: 01789 335264


I am a senior associate in Lodders’ real estate department and advise clients on a broad range of commercial landlord and tenant matters, including the grant of new leases, renewals, underlettings, re-gears and disposals. I also deal with the acquisition and disposal of investment properties.

What do you most enjoy about your job?

Getting matters completed for clients, particularly where solutions have to be found when unexpected issues arise during the transaction.

What sort of clients do you work with?

Private investors, small businesses and individuals.

When did you start at Lodders? Any interesting past employers?

I joined Lodders in January 2020. Prior to that, I worked for BrookStreet des Roches LLP (later became part of Knights LLP) in Oxford, specialising in landlord and tenants matters in the retail sector, acting for high street retailers.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

A lot of effort – I hate mornings!

Any interesting qualifications?

In 2018 I completed a Masters in Real Estate Management through distance learning whilst working, and was awarded a distinction.

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