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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Gillian Roberts

Tel:
Work 0845 050 3611
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Partner in real estate. Specialist areas include landlord and tenant, investment property, education and banking.

Career

Made partner at Freeths 2008; qualified 1991; trained at Shoosmiths. Assistant solicitor, Tofield Swann and Smythe, Sheffield 1991-93; assistant to senior associate, Eversheds, Nottingham 1993-2000; Freeths LLP 2000 to date.

Education

John Port Secondary School, Etwall, Derbyshire; Leicester Polytechnic (1988 LLB (Hons) 2(2)); Guildford College of Law, (1989 Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Vice chairman of primary school board of governors. Felt making; walking my dog.


East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Delivering ‘excellent service all-around’, Freeths LLP is praised for its ‘outstanding depth of knowledge’. The practice is active across the full range of commercial property mandates, and has experienced a recent uptick in real estate finance work for education and care sector clients. Key figures include Nottingham practice head Guy WinfieldEmna Sfar-Gandoura, who joined from Shoosmiths LLP , Gary Reynolds (an ‘excellent communicator and negotiator’) and  ‘exceptional lawyerJames Clamp . Also recommended are James Hart, Gillian Roberts (‘a lateral thinker who finds solutions on her feet’), Heather Davies, Jon Smart, Adam Watson and Isobel Radford, who is noted for her ‘excellent pragmatic and commercial approach’. Williamson advised Lucan Gray on the sale of the Custard Factory and surrounding land to Oval Real Estate. Other highlights included advising BDW Trading on the proposed purchase of a site for 1100 new houses in Bingham from the Crown Estate, involving a planning permission requiring the building of a new school and covering the costs for the expansion of an existing school; and acting for One Housing Group on a development agreement and thirty-year institutional leases for four luxury care homes in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Other clients include Tarmac, Chancerygate and Bellway Homes.

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