Zahra Farooq

Senior Associate - Commercial Property

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"I am a commercial property lawyer with a particular interest in assisting clients secure commercial lending on their assets.”

I trained and qualified at Higgs LLP after moving to Midlands from Bristol. As a senior associate in the commercial property team, I advise on all aspects of commercial property work, including disposals and acquisitions, landlord and tenant work, property finance and corporate support work. I take pride in delivering a people centred, high quality and cost effective service to my clients.

I am particularly involved in property finance, working with both established high street banks and secondary lenders. I
have built excellent relationships with my peers in the corporate banking and brokering fields, which really lends itself to resolving tricky issues for borrower clients.

I regularly arrange community gardening projects for my colleagues with a local primary school and volunteer with a number of Dudley based secondary schools to share careers advice and support.

  • Regularly act for established national convenience store chain in disposing of trading stores and assisting with managing a substantial property portfolio.
  • Acted for a German business expanding into the UK on acquiring a site at almost £1 million in annual rent.
  • Acted for the executors of a deceased estate to dispose of multiple properties at auction in very tight timescales.
  • Acted for a long established Dudley business in switching all banking facilities from HSBC to Handelsbanken
  • Acted for an investor to secure circa £1 million over a Birmingham property portfolio.

More about me

Favourite food

Can’t beat a good hearty lasagne but must also mention the underappreciated okra

Favourite book

At the moment it would be The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Childhood career goal

A palaeontologist- as a property lawyer I do occasionally get to dig through near fossilised deeds.


Acting, weightlifting, spending time with my two ferocious daughters and the odd bit of vegetable gardening

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Finance broker

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