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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Julia Thomson

Tel:
Work 0191 204 4146
Email:
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Property

Position

Partner

Career

Julia qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has always specialised in commercial property.

Julia has experience across the whole spectrum of property work but her particular expertise is in residential development and social housing.

She works on behalf of national and regional house builders and land owners in all aspects of the residential development transaction, with a particular emphasis on acquiring and assembling complex sites and delivering large projects.

Julia also carries out work for registered providers encompassing security work, development, purchases, projects and disposals.

Julia’s work in residential development has been for housebuilders, the public sector, landowners and registered providers; she has been involved in the assembly, acquisition and disposal of flagship regeneration schemes in the North East and also in national land assembly projects.

She has expertise in all aspects of development – from bidder / heads of terms across assembly, financing and acquisition to delivery (including associated infrastructure agreements) and eventual disposal. She is used to leading large multi-disciplinary legal teams to bring large development projects to a successful conclusion.

Most recently, before joining Ward Hadaway, Julia worked in-house as a senior solicitor for a local authority; involved in advising on all aspects of its property portfolio but focusing on large strategic projects.

Julia is also very experienced in social housing, having carried out large scale securitisations for registered providers, acquisition of development sites and advising on all related peripheral matters.


North: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Ward Hadaway’s broad expertise covers advice on property, employment and housing management matters, as well as regulatory and debt recovery issues and banking and corporate structures. Helen O’Neill assisted Inclusion Housing with five projects with Civitas Social Housing, a real estate investment trust dedicated to investing in social homes in England and Wales, which included various transactions and leases. Byker Community Trust instructed the team to assist with construction and procurement issues pertaining to the district heating system serving the grade II listed Byker estate. Other clients include the Home Group, livin Housing and the Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group. Leeds-based John Murray heads the team, which also includes Julia Thomson and Colin Hewitt.

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