People

It’s not the firm, it’s the people.

 

Daniel Freedman

Daniel Freedman
Partner

020 7871 8601
  • Founded Freedmans Law in 2008
  • Qualified in Scotland (1995), New York State (1996) and England & Wales (2003)
  • Previous experience with Burness Paull and Dundas & Wilson CS (London, now merged with CMS)
  • Legal 500 Commercial Property Legal Expert, Thomson Reuters “Super Lawyers”
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who
  • Legal Week’s IT Achiever of the Year 2002
  • Speaks a little French, German and Hebrew
  • Fascinating Fact: World No.1 at Angry Birds for 5 minutes!
Merter Hilmi

Merter Hilmi
Partner

020 7659 0345
  • Founded Hilmi + Partners in 2007
  • Specialises in investment and development work
  • Qualified in England & Wales 1999
  • Previously with Jeffrey Green Russell (London, West End) from 1999 to 2007
  • Quoted in the Legal 500 as being ‘totally unstuffy and technically brilliant’ and ‘bright, very hardworking, and streetwise’
  • Speaks Turkish (Cypriot)
  • Fascinating Fact: Barbeque Champ!
Ben Jones

Ben Jones
Partner

020 7290 3605
  • Qualified in England & Wales 2007
  • Previously joint head of corporate and commercial with a regional firm
  • Transactional experience includes acquisitions, disposals, asset sales/purchases, joint ventures and company restructuring
  • Advises clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including company/partnership formation and partnership/shareholders agreements
  • Advises on employment issues
  • Fascinating Fact: Recently snowboarded the longest off-piste run in the world. Has an identical twin roaming the city!
Gábor Felsen

Gábor Felsen
Consultant

020 7871 8606
  • Gabor trained at Clifford Chance and worked in the banking and capital markets group for over a decade in Clifford Chance’s London, Amsterdam and Budapest offices
  • Recognised by Chambers and IFLR as a leading specialist in banking & finance, project finance and capital markets in Hungary
  • Before joining Freedman + Hilmi he was a member of the Financial Industry Group at Reed Smith LLP London for 4 years
  • Gabor has extensive experience in a wide range of banking and capital market matters, including corporate finance, real estate finance, project finance, corporate bond issues and securitisations
  • Fascinating Fact: Was one of Hungary’s top 20 junior tennis players!
Sheetal Sharma

Sheetal Sharma
Senior Associate

020 7871 8604
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2008)
  • Previously with a Thames Valley firm
  • Assists in all transactions at Freedman + Hilmi
  • Speaks Hindi
  • Fascinating Fact: Published poet and aspiring Bollywood actress!
Geraldine Gallagher

Geraldine Gallagher
Senior Associate

020 7659 0344
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2007)
  • Graduated from University College London with a First Class Honours degree in Geography
  • Previously at US firm White & Case (London and Hong Kong Offices) before joining Hilmi + Partners LLP in 2009
  • Broad real estate experience acting for both landlords and tenants with particular emphasis on estate management for landlords
  • Fascinating Fact: Former Classical Cellist and Irish dancer!
Kady Hircock

Kady Hircock
Associate

020 7290 3601
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2015)
  • Previously with a national firm
  • Acquisitions and disposals for investor and developer clients
  • General sales, purchases, financing
  • Ground rent forward sales and investments
  • General landlord and tenant, acting for either
  • Fascinating Fact: Blue belt holder in Kickboxing and continuing to train in Muay Thai!
Robert Wilford

Robert Wilford
Associate

020 7290 3606
  • Qualified in England & Wales 2015
  • Previously a partner at a regional firm
  • Experience in a wide range of real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant matters
  • Speaks a little French and Spanish
  • Fascinating Fact: once appeared on an episode of Time Team!
Nadeem Ahmed

Nadeem Ahmed
Associate

020 7659 0342
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2015)
  • Previously with a Thames Valley firm
  • Assists in all property matters at Freedman + Hilmi
  • Fascinating Fact: Ambidextrous footballer!
Beena Makwana

Beena Makwana
Solicitor

020 7290 3600
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2010)
  • Previously an Associate Solicitor at a regional firm
  • Assists in the full remit of property matters at Freedman + Hilmi including high value acquisitions, landlord and tenant, portfolio management and property finance
  • Adept in speaking Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi
  • Fascinating Fact: Creative events organiser, enjoyed street jazz classes and has performed in front of large audiences, oh and…loves food!
Kuda Mushava

Kuda Mushava
Solicitor

020 7871 8603
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2016)
  • Trained with a regional heavyweight firm
  • Assists in all transactions at Freedman + Hilmi
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Ground rent forward sales and portfolio investments acquisitions
  • Speaks Shona (main dialect in Zimbabwe)
  • Fascinating Fact: from a large family… one of 19 children!
Ivy Chan

Ivy Chan
Solicitor

020 7871 8605
  • Qualified in England & Wales (2016)
  • Graduated from Imperial College with a degree in Engineering
  • Worked as a structural engineer with Campbell Reith Hill
  • Worked as a paralegal for City law firms
  • Assists in all transactions at Freedman + Hilmi
  • Speaks Chinese (Cantonese and conversational Mandarin)
  • Fascinating Fact: Cake baker and aspiring artist!
Elaine Hunter

Elaine Hunter
Office Manager and Finance Director

020 7871 8602
  • Oversees all aspects of office administration and PA to Daniel Freedman
  • Office Manager and Finance Director of Freedmans Law since 2012
  • Manages the accounts system
  • Manages the various client datarooms
  • 30 years’ experience in legal firms in the City, West End, Oxford and Hertfordshire
  • Fascinating Fact: Award winning former gymnast and Feis speaker!
Fay Adedayo

Fay Adedayo
Practice Manager

020 7659 0347
  • Manages administration of the firm and PA to Merter Hilmi
  • Practice Manager of Hilmi + Partners since 2007
  • Associate Member of CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)
  • Currently working towards becoming a Fellow of CILEX
  • Fascinating Fact: Former County netball player!
Anita Edwards

Anita Edwards
Legal Secretary

020 7871 8608
  • Over 25 years’ legal experience in London – small court claims, liquidation, commercial property and residential property
  • Spectrum of co-workers from head of department to trainee solicitors
  • Duties include obtaining Land Registry, Local Authority and Companies House searches, preparation of engrossments, SDLT/Land Registry requirements and document bibles
  • Fascinating Fact: Knits own garments and actually wears them out in public!
Stephen Siddall

Stephen Siddall
Consultant

  • Qualified in England & Wales (1967)
  • Previously head of property at Campbell Hooper (since merged into Charles Russell Speechlys) and later in house with a property developer
  • Fascinating Fact: Will probably live forever!