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Patrick Garner

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Partner, Real Estate - Construction


Patrick is a construction lawyer who has advised development clients on a broad range of non-contentious construction matters for over 15 years. 

His recent project experience includes advising:-

  • a major national developer on the acquisition and then the £1 billion remediation and redevelopment of a 1000 acre former oil refinery to create an urban village;
  • on many town centre redevelopment projects including procurement advice and advice on the major infrastructure energy and utilities contracts and liaising with the public bodies, funding and acquiring assets at the relevant site;
  • an international energy company on procurement of on-shore and off-shore wind farm projects and associated infrastructure contracts;
  • on construction and environmental elements of a deal for the UK’s leading regeneration developer in its negotiations for the acquisition and development of 3500 acres of land in 3 counties;
  • on the Turbine Supply Agreement for one of the world’s largest off shore wind farms;
  • St. Modwen Properties Plc Group Companies on substantially all of its national development portfolios including distribution warehouses, head offices for international and national companies, major infrastructure projects and remediation projects.

Patrick joined Shoosmiths in May 2012 from Wragge & Co.

West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham

Within: Commercial property: Birmingham

At Shoosmiths LLP, Jason Jackson heads a practice which handles work concerning industrial, office, leisure, retail and logistics spaces, much of which involving pre-lets. Patrick Garner advised St Modwen Developments, a cornerstone client, on the real estate aspect of its creation of a new rolling stock factory for CAF in Newport, and separately advised IM Properties on the letting space in the newly-expanded 55 Colmore Row.

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Within: Construction

Shoosmiths LLP, for some, ‘sets the bar, providing an unrivalled service in a competitive marketplace’. In the ‘strong contentious team’,  Simon Wain and Stephen Belshaw are key partners for construction disputes, as is Ian Yule , who ‘has a technical background which is most helpful in analysing and preparing claims and witnesses, which he does exceptionally well’. Turning to transactional work, Patrick Garner and senior associate Andrew Outram, who ‘can decipher complex legal jargon into an understandable format with a common-sense response’, advised IM Properties on the construction elements of the redevelopment of 55 Colmore Row, which included the addition of two floors. Formerly a senior associate at the firm, Paul Scott is now a legal director at Gateley Plc.

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