Robert Cottingham

Robert Cottingham

Partner and Head of EEC Property

Robert joined Lee Bolton & Lee in 2004 having practiced in commercial real estate for nine years with two of the leading property practices in the City, handling a broad range of high value/heavy weight commercial property work.

Robert is the head of the Ecclesiastical, Education and Charity Property division of the Firm's Commercial Real Estate department.

In recent years he has, alongside Howard Dellar and David Whittington, played a leading role in advising the Church of England and its many dioceses in responding to the challenge of the widespread "academisation" of schools consequent upon the Academies Act 2010. Also he has led in relation to the vetting of documentation emanating from the Education Funding Agency or local authorities in respect of  capital projects in schools and academies handled by the firm's property team.

At Lee Bolton Monier-Williams his practice extends into all mainstream areas of commercial property including property development, investment, finance, corporate real estate and all aspects of landlord and tenant and property management. His clients include landed estates, developers, property investors and corporate occupiers.

Robert is a member of the Charity Law Association and Ecclesiastical Law Association.

He is and has for many years been a school governor of a local church school and is an active member of his local church.

He is also honorary solicitor to the Mill Hill Preservation Society where he finds his property law of use in relation to site development and planning issues, protection of the green belt, localism, village greens etc.

Robert is married and has two teenage children who keep him busy at weekends. He enjoys playing tennis.