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Luke Tattersall-Smith

Associate Solicitor

Luke specialises in all aspects of commercial property including leasing, sales and purchases, and both commercial and residential development work including commercial finance and much more and is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Luke Smith


Commercial leasing, including lease extensions & variations
Strategic land contracts, including option, overage and promotion agreements
Auction property work, both pre-auction and post-auction
Private equity release & lifetime mortgages
Commercial mortgages and bridging loans/development finance
Residential development work including build contracts, site set-ups and assistance with plot sales
Social & affordable housing schemes, including healthcare work and retirement/assisted living schemes
Charity acquisitions, disposals and finance work
Adverse possession claims
Deed of easements, wayleaves and licence agreements
Agricultural land work for farming partnerships, including farm business tenancy’s (FBTs) and agricultural development
Transfers of part and assignment of interests and equity


Luke Tattersall-Smith is an Associate Solicitor in Rotheras Commercial Property department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Luke can advise on all aspects of commercial leasing, strategic land contracts, auction property, commercial mortgages and bridging finance, social and affordable housing schemes, charity work including acquisitions, disposals and finance, and transfers of part and development work.

Luke has over nine years’ experience in all areas of commercial property and residential development work in a variety of high street, regional and national law firms working with a diverse range of clients, as well as a specialist knowledge of dealing with high net worth property portfolios, and also charity and social housing work.

Luke prides himself on being highly responsive and provides an efficient and fast turnaround paired with extensive knowledge and experience and a friendly nature. He always likes to meet clients face to face at the outset, including visiting clients at their home or place of business so that he can provide a personal approach and get to know them to ensure he fully understands their business needs and the markets they operate in.

Career Highlights

  • Prior to completing his LPC, Luke worked for local firm Fraser Brown Solicitors as a paralegal in Residential Property. In 2014, he relocated to Loughborough to continue working in Residential Property as a non-qualified fee earner
  • Luke commenced his training contract in Leicester at Douglas Wemyss Solicitors where he completed seats in Residential and Commercial Property, Litigation and Private Client before qualifying into Commercial Property in March 2017
  • Upon qualification Luke worked for EMW, a national commercial law firm in Milton Keynes.  He advised clients on an array of commercial real estate matters whilst also assisting with social housing and development work acting for some of the UK’s largest social housing providers
  • Luke has also worked for a regional firm in Rugby undertaking a mixed role of high net worth residential and commercial property work before holding a temporary role advising on complex bespoke residential and commercial property matters
  • Luke joined Rotheras in November 2019
  • Luke was promoted to Associate Solicitor in June 2021

Luke Tattersall-Smith's Experience


Luke completed his LLB Law degree at the University of Hull between 2009 and 2012 and went on to attain his LPC at Nottingham Law School the following year.

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Luke Tattersall-Smith's Experience


Luke completed his LLB Law degree at the University of Hull between 2009 and 2012 and went on to attain his LPC at Nottingham Law School the following year.

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