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Gareth Planck, Partner

Gareth Planck


Practice areas

  • Consumer
  • Real estate

Practice notes

Gareth specialises in advising institutional clients and private investors and developers on all commercial real estate matters. Gareth’s extensive experience includes large commercial office and retail leases both for the landlord and tenant, the acquisition and disposal of development lands (including site assembly), setting up and disposing of mixed residential/office/retail development schemes, and property co-ownerships and joint ventures.

Gareth’s recent experience includes:

  • The acquisition, development and funding of five private care homes across Northern Ireland;
  • Advising a private developer on the acquisition and development of a £25m student housing scheme in Belfast;
  • Advising a plc on the funding and construction of a major on-shore windfarm regarding landing sites and connection routes;
  • Advising Volkswagen Financial Services on the property aspects of their commercial lending across the UK;
  • Lead advisor to RBS and Deloitte on the sale of two significant shopping centres in Londonderry;
  • Lead advisor on the purchase of two landmark shopping centre assets, one in Londonderry and the other in Belfast;
  • Advising a number of national retailers on their new leases, lease renewal and routine asset management items associated with their stores in Northern Ireland; and
  • Advising an institutional lender on the property aspects of their agri-food loan scheme across Northern Ireland.

Chambers and Partners quote that Gareth Planck leads the real estate offering in Northern Ireland. His practice spans a wide range of commercial property matters. He has notable expertise acting for clients in the retail sector. His experience spans investment, leasing and property finance matters, among others.

"Gareth is one of the most commercially-minded solicitors I have dealt with. He is exceptionally responsive and consistently exceeds expectations." - Chambers UK, 2022

‘Eversheds (Sutherland) offer a very professional friendly calm and approachable service to us as clients. Gareth Plank in particular replies to our queries in an expedient and comprehensive manner.’ - Legal 500

‘Gareth Plank is top of his game when it comes to Commercial property and landlord and tenant advice in relation to acquisitions we have made within the healthcare sector.‘ - Legal 500

‘Gareth’s legal mind entwined with his commercial approach and knowledge of the regulations surrounding the healthcare sector are exceptional.‘ - Legal 500

‘We work primarily with Gareth Planck. He is incredibly responsive and generally always exceeds our timing requirements. He provides sensible commercial advice and takes great pains to ensure that we fully understand his advice and reasoning.’ - Legal 500

‘Gareth displays a strong commercial understanding of our business objectives and needs at all times which sets perfectly alongside his legal expertise when advising on our transactions.’ - Legal 500