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Susan Samuel


Susan Samuel is a lawyer with specific expertise in the Hospitality & Leisure, Consumer and Senior Living sectors. Susan's clients include investors, developers and funders of real estate, global hotel operators, corporates in relation to their UK and global real estate, consumer and retail businesses and senior living organisations.

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


  • Acting for a global restaurant operator in the disposal of a large portfolio of restaurants to franchisees in a GBP300 million transaction
  • Advising a Central/South American hostel brand in its expansion into the UK and EMEA
  • Acting for a global hotel operator in the spin-off of a portfolio of hotels in the UK and EMEA into a US REIT
  • Acting for a UK supermarket in the disposal of its convenience store business
  • Advising a senior living organisation in the merger with a social housing association, under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
  • Advising on a joint venture relating to a 1.5 million sq ft development site, and the initial letting of a 65,000 square foot distribution centre


    • Chambers and Partners 2019: “Susan Samuel represents a number of major national clients in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. She is well versed in a wide range of property transactions and has experience with cross-border matters. A client comments: She's absolutely fantastic. I particularly like her honesty, openness, pragmatism and commerciality.”
    • Legal 500 2019: “Susan ‘is an extension to the clients’ teams and fits perfectly within their culture.”