Sean Palka Partner

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Contact Details

“Sean is very pragmatic, commercial, quick-witted and a good negotiator.”

Chambers and Partners 2018
A specialist in Real Estate, Sean leads the Real Estate and Corporate Occupier team on the South Coast as well as being involved in the Construction and Development Sector Group.

Main areas of practice

Sean's main areas of practice include the purchase, sale and development of commercial property as well as complex landlord and tenant advice for high value retail clients within the luxury market including new build projects.

He and his team undertake the full complement of commercial property services including commercial development, property investment, the acquisition, management, leasing and sale of high value commercial premises, secured lending and large scale complex portfolio acquisitions and disposals.


Sean has experience of working with a variety of clients from developers, high value retailers and charities seeking to dispose of surplus assets for potential re-development.

Significant experience

In addition to managing the south coast team in excess of 50 fee earners Sean spends a significant proportion of his time acting as client partner for some of the team's larger clients.

Additional expertise 

Retail – the acquisition, management and disposal of high value retail units on behalf of luxury retail brands: Development the acquisition and development of land sometimes on a pre planning basis for general industrial use and for  the construction of registered care homes, day nurseries and local amenities and leisure facilities.

Charity – the disposal and/or enhancement on behalf of charity clients of surplus land to release capital value to enable the charities to pursue their mainstream charitable aims.


Articles by Sean

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations


The Government's consultation on the introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for non-domestic properties has now closed, and the regulations are being drafted ready to become law in early 2015.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market

As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".

Making Charity property transactions simpler - hope on the horizon?

The Law Commission has issued a report on Technical Issues in Charity Law and has made a series of fairly radical recommendations to make the acquisition and disposal of property by a Charity simpler. Our expert explains.

'What a load of rubbish!' - Fly-tipping on private land

With fly-tipping on the increase, private landowners are becoming more concerned about their rights and responsibilities. Our expert discusses the remedies for private land owners as well as the preventive measures that can be taken.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016