Meet Rhys Vaughan-Williams, Hillyer McKeown solicitor, commercial property

If you are looking for a knowledgeable solicitor, I have a breadth of experience gained from over 20 years’ working in private practice (for national law firms) and ‘in house’ (for a housing association and for retail chains). This rounded experience is often appreciated by clients who have complex property matters, and want a ‘safe pair of hands’ they can rely on to reduce risk and to navigate through the process.

I aim to provide efficient, legally sound and commercially-focused advice to our commercial property clients in and around Chester, Liverpool, Wirral and North Wales, across the North West and nationally.

Proactive client service

Broadly speaking, my experience covers commercial and residential developments, landlord and tenant arrangements, and housing association matters.

I enjoy getting to know my clients and their aspirations, and investigating the property they are purchasing, owning or selling. I believe that having a proactive approach to dealing with a client’s property helps to identify needs and outcomes early, which in turn speeds up the process, and ultimately contributes to removing the risk of last minute delays through thorough investigations.

My commercial property experience includes:

  • Advising clients in areas of commercial property purchases, sales and refinancing.
  • All aspects of commercial leases, from acquiring property, through management, and property disposal.
  • Option agreements, conditional contracts, promotion agreements, and residential property developments.
  • I have a particular penchant for getting involved with the detailed aspects of site developments, such as assembly, accesses, and easements.

Clients I am regularly acting for as part of HM’s commercial property team include individuals, limited companies, owner managers and small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

If you need help with a commercial property matter, please call me or email me for a free, no obligation discussion about buying, selling or investing in commercial property.


Outside of work

My spare time is spent with my family, friends and pets. Activity wise, I am a black belt in karate, and enjoy yoga, dog walking and vinyl records. I also enjoy travelling, and playing at sous chef.

Solicitor | Commercial Property