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Peter Foskett


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Peter is head of the firm’s team of lawyers specialising in Developer work and leads the Commercial Property team in Swindon which is praised in Chambers UK for its "detailed knowledge base and flexible service."

We were delighted with the speed and ease of dealing with Peter Foskett who, with his very professional approach…brought together the sale of a commercial factory and the purchase of a domestic property while making sure all aspects were fully covered. The value for money was excellent but, as anyone knows who has been in this situation, the knowledge that everything is under control and in safe hands is worth much more. We have used Peter’s service before and would not hesitate to recommend him or use his services again.
David and Sandi Proto, Proto Studios glass manufacturing

About Peter

Chambers UK 2010 rates Peter as a “Leader in his field” and clients describe him as “methodical, commercial and sensible“.

Peter undertakes all aspects of real estate work including:

  • acting for freehold owners on purchases and sales
  • acting for commercial landlords and tenants, particularly relating to buying retail, office and shop premises and other types of commercial property
  • personal pension scheme funding for joint commercial property purchases,
  • including SIPPs and SASS
  • investment land acquisition for developers
  • new development site acquisition
  • strategic land development options for developers and landowners, including drafting and negotiating options
  • conditional contracts, collaboration and joint venture agreements.

Memberships :

Constructing Excellence Swindon
Swindon Developer Forum
Commercial Property Estate Legal Association

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms


CSR Support:

The Charitable Foundation for the Education of Nepalese Children’ CFENC
Click here for more information on how you can support the Nepal Emergency Appeal

Rules are for the observance of fools and the guidance of wise men' - so said the Captain of a Royal Navy warship to me after attending a court martial as part of my naval training. That sentence summarised more aptly than he could have realised my love for the law. Of course it’s essential for a good lawyer to learn the law and keep up to date with its constant changes. But the real aim has to be interpreting and applying it intelligently and imaginatively to help clients overcome the problems and pitfalls typical to property transactions.

Peter Foskett

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