Elaine is a Trainee Solicitor in Rix & Kay’s Commercial Property team based in Brighton & Hove. This is her final seat with Rix & Kay after having completed 6 months in Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Corporate & Commercial teams. She works closely with the team’s Partners, including Stewart Gregory and William Keating in their work, which encompasses the healthcare sector, contentious and non-contentious planning law as well as a strong general commercial property practice.
Elaine graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Sussex, before completing the LPC-LLM with distinction at the University of Law in Guildford.
Prior to joining the firm, Elaine worked as a Controller for Sussex Police for over eighteen years, during the last five of which she completed her legal studies after deciding to retrain. Elaine also worked in the banking sector, specialising in credit control, prior to her work for Sussex Police.
Elaine works with commercial landlords and tenants helping them with a wide range of commercial property transactions.
Experience and approach
Elaine assists the commercial property Partners on transactions ranging from instruction to completion and in particular has expertise dealing with new leases, assignments and licences. She also assists landowners who are considering development opportunities.
Areas of expertise
- Commercial leases for both landlord and tenant
- Lease extensions and variations
- Lease assignments
- Development projects