Knowledge and expertise.

In the field of commercial property we have developed a strong reputation over the years. We act on behalf of a number of builders and developers in the acquisition and development of all types of commercial sites and in the sales of residential developments.

Planning Applications

We have developed an expertise in the specialised field of planning law, advising clients with regard to planning applications and appeals, disputes and enforcement matters. We offer particular expertise in licensing matters affecting Clubs, Public Houses, Hotels and Restaurants.

Business Leases

We have an extensive knowledge of business leases and advise both landlords and tenants in connection with their negotiation, termination and renewal and the disputes which can arise as a consequence. We also offer specialist knowledge of the law relating to mobile home parks. The funding of commercial sites is complex and we are experienced in this area.


Howard Parkinson’s Profile

Howard joined the Firm in 1969 and has been a partner since 1979. He specialises in a wide variety of commercial and property related matters with a specific expertise in development work, planning and landlord & tenant.


Duncan Gadsby’s Profile

Duncan is proud to have graduated from Lealands High School and Luton Sixth Form College. He took his degree at the University of East Anglia and has been at Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head ever since. Duncan operates from our Epping office.

Senior Associate Solicitor

Sara Barnett’s Profile

After taking a degree in Law at Leicester University and then completing the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Sara then secured a training contract with Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP and qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Sara has worked at the firm ever since.

Sara specialises in a broad range of commercial property transactions including commercial leases and land acquisition and has particular expertise in acting for property developers and landlords.


Shaun Moody’s Profile

Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a Philosophy and Psychology degree, Shaun then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, where he also obtained his Law degree. Shaun thenjoined Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP in 2011 as a trainee solicitor and qualified in August 2013.

Shaun undertakes a broad spectrum of work, with a keen focus on commercial and property related matters. Shaun’s work also includes a range of commercial and civil disputes.

Shaun is a member of the West Essex Young Professionals Group.


Abirami Ragukaran’s Profile

After attending school locally at Woodford County High, Abirami went on to graduate from King’s College London with a degree in Law and completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School.

Abirami trained at Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP and qualified as a solicitor into the firm’s commercial property team. She works on a variety of matters including acquisitions and disposals, property development, planning and refinancing.