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Mark is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Team.

Mark acts for a number of property companies, off-shore funds and high net worth individuals dealing with all aspects of non-contentious commercial property.

Mark’s specialist experience includes large portfolio sales and acquisitions and dealing with complex portfolio re-financing and re-structuring as well as the more standard sales, acquisitions and lease/management work.

Mark joined Hamlins as a partner in 2004 having trained and worked in a top tier City firm.

Mark's Expertise


Mark Hurst (notable practitioner): One source says: “I enjoy dealing with him. He has a no-nonsense style, and when you get to the point in a transaction where you need to collaborate he is very flexible.”

Chambers and Partners 2020 - Real Estate Department

‘Mark Hurst is an exceptional leader of this particular team. He often has to deal with difficult, complex deals and lettings and always has good commercial solutions to achieve the best results.’

Legal 500 2020 - Commercial Property - Testimonial

Mark is recommended in Chambers 2019 and described as ‘a great lawyer who is very practical and responsive.’

Chambers 2019

In Chambers 2018 Mark is reported by clients to be a ‘very experienced, commercial and pragmatic’ lawyer who supplies ‘excellent specialist advice’ on a range of property concerns.

Chambers 2018

Mark heads up the ‘focused, efficient and professional’ commercial property team at Hamlins.

Legal 500 2017

Top-notch job thank you so much for your kind work on our behalf; you made it a seamless trouble-free process throughout and we really appreciate that.

Client feedback

Mark is recommended for his expertise in commercial property and noted as an ‘investment specialist’. The commercial property department, headed up by Mark, is lauded by clients for its ‘proactive advice’. (Real Estate, Legal 500 2016)

Hamlins LLP ‘provides a very good service’. Joseph Holder, Nigel Mason and Mark Hurst ‘compare highly with their competitors’. (Real Estate, Legal 500 2014)

The ‘excellent’ Hamlins LLP advises various major UK and international real estate developers, owners and investors…Mark Hurst and Nigel Mason show ‘excellent attention to detail, and are forceful when necessary’. (Real Estate, Legal 500 2012)

Previous recognition

Work Highlights

    • Advising a privately owned property company on the corporate restructuring and refinancing of over 100 properties, value in excess of £270m.
    • Advising US education services provider on UK real estate aspects of a $2bn corporate acquisition in respect of 40 properties.
    • Advising on a £55m acquisition of 29 bingo halls for a well-known property company.
    • Advising the Structadene Group on the £210m refinancing of 170 properties.
    • Advising the Structadene Group on a portfolio acquisition of 25 former bank sites.
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