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Haleema is an associate in the real estate team based in London. 

Haleema qualified at Addleshaw Goddard in 2019 before joining HSF in 2022. Haleema is an experienced associate with extensive knowledge and practice in sales and purchases; all aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant matters and estate management work; and on the property aspects of corporate transactions and financing/refinancing. Haleema has worked predominantly for institutional investors including Abrdn, Federated Hermes Investment Management and Hammerson UK; and has also worked for key transport and infrastructure clients and advised an overseas investor in the UK on its commercial assets in London. Haleema won the Rising Star award at Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021.


Haleema joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2022 and previously worked at Addleshaw Goddard. Haleema was awarded the Rising Star of the Year award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in October 2021. 

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Acting as Lead Associate advising an institutional investor on the sale, for over £61 million, of a retail park in Chelmsford owned pursuant to a JV structure*
  • an institutional investor on the disposal of a large supermarket in Bracknell for £39.5 million*
  • a hotel client on their CVA by drafting, negotiating and completing option agreements and variations of option agreements for a number of properties in their portfolio*
  • on all aspects of transactional work for abrdn and disposals including leading on the sale of the Sytner dealership portfolio for £19.8 million and leading on the sale of an office block on Gillingham Street, London for £32.5 million*

*Experience gained prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills