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Will Whitehead


Will specialises in commercial property and regulatory matters. Particular areas of practice include real estate acquisitions and disposals (including leasehold structures), and advising on construction and development projects. Will also advises on local property financing transactions (both commercial and residential).

Will acts for a number of international investors, local businesses and financial institutions, on a broad range of commercial property transactions. He is regularly instructed on commercial real estate financing transactions, and provides local procurement, planning and regulatory advice on development and construction projects.  Will also advises on property aspects of corporate acquisitions including due diligence reviews and reports on property interests.

Will is recognised as a 'Rising Star' in the latest edition of Legal 500.


Will joined Carey Olsen in 2005 and was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 2006.

He was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2019.

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What our clients say

"Will Whitehead is an exceptional lawyer. He is not only very knowledgeable about the property aspects and property financing but takes responsibility for the transaction management aspects which makes you feel like you are in safe hands even on a large complex corporate property transaction. He is capable and approachable – a pleasure to deal with."

Legal 500

“Solves our problems. He has innovative ideas about how to get round issues and presents solutions to the other side.”

Chambers Europe

"He's efficient, responsive, and you get what you need first time."

Chambers UK

"Delivers quality advice."

Legal 500

"Thorough, thoughtful and reliable."

Chambers UK