Eliza Hakes Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2019 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Secondary office:  London

Eliza Hakes

Eliza assists on major development and regeneration projects for public and private sector clients.

She focuses on all aspects of property transactions, managing the due diligence for the acquisition and disposal of land, the exchange and completion processes and post-completion matters, as well as drafting and negotiating associated contractual documentation.

In addition to her experience within the firm, Eliza has substantial expertise working with public sector bodies; this thorough understanding of the challenges faced by public sector bodies and her experience in overcoming these challenges makes Eliza an ideal candidate to support on transactions with public sector clients or alternative corporate structures which include a public sector body.


  • London Borough of Barnet – regeneration of Brent Cross: Eliza has assisted on the property aspects of this major regeneration project, including undertaking title due diligence work on the land acquisitions and disposals, managing the exchange and completion process for the land transactions, managing post-completion registration and tax matters for the land transactions, as well as drafting and negotiating contractual documentation.
  • National Highways Limited: Eliza manages a varied caseload of acquisitions and disposals of land for National Highways Limited and works across all aspects of these transactions including undertaking title due diligence, drafting transfer documentation, drafting and negotiating easements, as well as completion and post-completion matters including designating land as public open space.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
      March 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      B2022 (Secondee), Project Assistant to John Crabtree
  • 2017

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), Trainee
  • 2016

    • Education
      University of Law, LPC
  • 2015

    • Career
      University of Warwick, Assistant Commercial Contracts Specialist
  • 2011

    • Education
      University of Birmingham, LLM International Commercial Law
  • 2009

    • Education
      University of Birmingham, LLB Hons Law with French