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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

Isobel Radford

Tel:
Work 0845 050 3610
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Specialist areas: landlord and tenant, investment property, banking and education. Recent significant deals include: sale of investment properties in London valued at a total of £50m; dealing with the property aspects of a complex data centre services agreement; acquisition of an office park for redevelopment as a data centre site; several high-value refinancing transactions, acting for both banks and borrowers; dealing with a group reorganisation for a retail client involving the transfer of 50 freehold and leasehold properties. Clients include a number of corporate occupiers, national retailers, a data centre provider, a university and a number of banks.

Career

Made partner at Freeths 2008; qualified 1995; trained at Eversheds. On qualification, remained at Eversheds in Nottingham. Moved to Freeths 1997; progressed to associate 1999; senior associate 2001.

Languages

French.

Education

Arnold Hill School 1979-86; Warwick University (1986-89 BA French Studies, 2(2)); Nottingham Law School (1990-93 CPE and LSF, 1st Class Honours).

Leisure

Two children; gym; swimming; cinema.


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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