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Will Whitehead



"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

"He is a fount of knowledge and he's very reliable and responsive."

Chambers UK

"He delivers an outstanding level of service and focus. He provides sound and clear advice and has excellent drafting and negotiation skills."

Chambers UK



Will is an experienced real estate lawyer whose practice specialises in commercial property and regulatory matters. Particular areas of expertise include real estate acquisitions and disposals (including leasehold structures), and advising on construction, infrastructure and development projects. He also advises on both residential and commercial property financing transactions and has acted on numerous transactions involving complex and multi-jurisdictional commercial property portfolios.

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


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.

Awards and accolades


Will is recognised as a 'Next Generation Partner' in the latest edition of Legal 500 and is also ranked in Chambers and Partners.

L500 UK Next Gen Partner 2024
Will Whitehead Chambers UK 2024