Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell-Barnard

Senior Consultant


Cath Campbell-Barnard is a real estate lawyer with more than a decade of experience working in private practice at CMS and Speechly Bircham (now Charles Russell Speechlys) and over 5 years of experience managing Farrow & Ball’s growing retail property and intellectual property portfolios. 

Her experience covers all aspects of real estate law, including leases for a wide range of premises, occupation licences (including for co-sharing spaces), freehold and leasehold sales and transfers, property finance, property development, and advising on the property aspects of corporate deals. Her clients range from small companies seeking their first office, retail or manufacturing premises, to more established clients with plans to expand, raise finance and/or acquire competitors (including those with more complex property-related issues).


Recent relevant experience includes:

  • Advising a private equity backed doggy day care provider with an aggressive expansion plan to develop and open new sites nationwide.
  • Advising a trampoline park operator on the growth and reorganisation of its real estate portfolio.
  • Supporting on the acquisition of a new large space for a modern art gallery.
  • Advising a co-sharing office provider on the growth of its portfolio of space, with a view to fitting out that space and letting it to co-sharing occupiers.
  • Supporting a growing recipe and cooking brand looking to lease office space and recording studios.
  • Advising a well-known clothes brand on the expansion of its warehousing and retail space.
  • Advising a motorcycle training operator on the acquisition of multiple sites nationwide for the purpose of launching motorcycle schools.

Fine Print

Key Practices

Commercial Property


Exeter University (LLB) and London College of Law


CMS Cameron McKenna and Speechly Bircham in private practice (10 years).
In-house lawyer for Farrow & Ball (5+ years).

A social cause I care about

Whilst there are so many great charities out there, the social cause that dominants our family is conservation and supporting charities that are tackling climate change.

Other interests

I love to run with my dog and spend time with my family. I am also a Governor at my childrens’ school and help out in various roles with my childrens’ sports, activities and initiatives.

News, Insights & Resources


Hotly Contested Lease Terms

During the recent session from our ‘General Counsel Know How’ series, commercial property partner Helen Lucas and consultant Michael Whitaker led an interesting discussion on hotly contested lease terms that should be properly considered even before the landlords and tenants sign heads of terms.

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Landlord and Tenant Act

Renewal of Business Tenancies – Under Review

The Law Commission of England and Wales has recently announced its plans to review the workings of the right to renew business tenancies, as outlined in Part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This legislation provides a framework that entitles qualifying tenants protection when it comes to renewing their business tenancies known as “security of tenure”, however, it was created following the Second World War, since which time the property landscape and the commercial needs of landlords and tenants have notably evolved.

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