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Susan Samuel

Location Head
Real Estate Partner
I work with a market leading global team of 500+ lawyers devoted to the real estate sector, assisting clients throughout the entire life cycle of their real estate, wherever in the world the business takes them. 

Susan Samuel practices in the area of UK and International real estate. Susan’s clients include investors, developers and funders of real estate, global hotel operators, corporates in relation to their global real estate and consumer and retail businesses.

Susan works with energy suppliers and our clients in relation to the real estate aspects of the adoption of sustainable energy solutions for their assets.

Susan is the Location Head for our Leeds full service real estate team of 40 real estate lawyers in the areas of transactional, disputes, construction and planning matters.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and WalesSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales



  • Acting for International investors on the corporate real estate acquisition of Victoria Leeds, comprising Victoria Quarter, Victoria Gate and Wrays Buildings.
  • Acting for International investors on the corporate real estate acquisition of The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford.
  • Acting for an international private equity group in the acquisition of two portfolios of Life Sciences assets in the UK.
  • Acting for an international private equity group in the acquisition of a portfolio of supermarket assets by way of sale and leaseback. 
  • Acting for a global energy company in the acquisition of EV charge points throughout the UK.
  • Acting for two global corporates in relation to hear head office requirements in London.
  • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws, 1995

  • University of NSW, Bachelor of Arts, 1992


  • Legal 500 UK 2023: "I have worked with Susan Samuel for many years and she is a standout partner in the firm. She knows our sector inside out and understands our business requirements when it comes to legal support needs. She is extremely responsive, a problem solver and a genuinely helpful and supportive member of our outside counsel."
  • Legal 500 2022: "Susan Samuel – She is an extremely commercial lawyer, she understands the business realities of a large multinational company and she can coordinate her team to deliver exceptional service. She is always reactive to our evolving needs as a business and is the first person we go to in a crisis. She knows the retail, hospitality and hotels sectors inside out". 
  • Chambers Legal Directory 2021: "She's responsive and has great commercial knowledge of the hospitality industry." "She's a great lawyer who is focused on client relationships."

Prior Experience

  • 2012 – 2019: Real Estate Partner at an International Law firm
  • 2001 – 2012 – Senior associate (real estate) at an International Law firm
  • 1999 – 2001 – In House Counsel, Deutsche Asset Management, Sydney
  • 1996 – 1999 – Associate (real estate) Henry Davis York solicitors, Sydney

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Admitted as a solicitor – New South Wales -1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor – England and Wales – 2002