Elayna Rattenbury Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2008 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Areas of expertise:

Elayna Rattenbury

Elayna Rattenbury is a principal associate, principally based in the Birmingham office, helping clients to achieve the best return on their investment.

The acquisition of established sites for investment can be a minefield, with investors taking on both the positive and potentially adverse results of a third party's set up and management. Elayna uses her technical and commercial knowledge to advise clients on the good, the bad and the ugly to ensure they go into an acquisition in full awareness and to suggest and implement appropriate solutions to any problems that might arise.

Elayna uses her wealth of landlord and tenant experience to subsequently advise and assist investors in new lettings, working diligently to minimise the cost and time impact of vacant units.


Assisting a global car manufacturer in the regear of its headlease to prepare for the sale and leaseback of its premises, whilst working within tight deadlines linked to the end of the financial year.

Advising an investor on the terms, and issues arising out of, a complex and valuable occupational leasehold structure in a strategic investment acquisition.

Completing due diligence for an investor on a complex leasehold title of a retail site, advising on the impact of the results on its intentions for the site and dealing with the property requirements in the subsequent re-financing.

Advising on the property aspects of a corporate acquisition by a national developer and the impact of such on its development plans for the site.

Dealing with new retail lettings across through shopping centres owned by a retail investor and setting up a procedure and suite of documents to ensure such transactions remain efficient and cost effective for the client.

Advising a public body in the disposal of its headquarters for residential development and the associated public policy concerns.


Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Senior Associate
    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Associate
    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Associate
  • 2012

    • Career
      mfg Solicitors, Assistant Solicitor
  • 2008

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2006

    • Education
      Nottingham Law School, LPC
  • 2004

    • Career
      Beswicks Solicitors
  • 2002

    • Education
      University of Birmingham, LLM (Commercial Law)
  • 1999

    • Education
      Staffordshire University, LLB