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Addleshaw Goddard

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Andrew Williamson

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Real estate.


Andrew is a real estate partner with a broad range of experience and expertise in all aspects of real estate but with a particular focus on the sale and purchase of significant investment property and large scale portfolios, investment and property management and acting for national occupiers throughout a range of sectors. Andrew leads large property teams for several of our major institutional and corporate occupier clients and on corporate transactions with a substantial property element. Acting for and leading a client team for Travelodge Hotels Limited in relation to its rapid expansion plans in the budget hotels sector for nearly ten years; leading a team of 32 lawyers acting for British Land in relation to a sale of a 50% share in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre (a deal valuing the complex at £1.53bn).


Trained Benson Flint (now Wake Smith) Sheffield; qualified 2000; commercial property solicitor lrwin Mitchell Solicitors (September 2000 to September 2004); real estate associate (September 2004 to September 2007), real estate managing associate (September 2007 to May 2009), real estate legal director (May 2009 to April 2015), real estate partner (May 2015 to date) Addleshaw Goddard.


The Hayfield Comprehensive School Doncaster; University of Humberside (now University of Lincoln) (1997 BA Hons Law & Business 2:1); Nottingham Law School (1998 LPC Commendation).

Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Addleshaw Goddard’s ‘excellent’ practice is ‘at the top of the list in this region and very high on the list nationally’, and clients appreciate ‘the way the team acts as in-house support rather than external consultants’. Bruce Lightbody leads the practice, which includes Lucy Sturrock, who ‘combines true legal expertise with a sound understanding of the commercial elements of a deal, she is pro-active and always available for support’; Ian Smith, who advises institutional investors on high-value purchases; Andrew Williamson, who provides ‘excellent support’; and Anna Heaton, who has expertise in development funding, joint venture and corporate real estate deals. Notable highlights include advising the National Grid on the property business separation aspects for the sale of over 10,000 properties; advising British Land on the £60m refurbishment of Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield and a related £300m redevelopment project; and advising on various residential development matters for a national infrastructure company. It also handled various matters for Standard Life, including assisting with the refinancing of all assets held by Standard Life Investments Property Holdings, advising on the merger of the Standard Life Investments UK Property Fund with the Standard Life Investments Ignis UK Property Fund, assisting with five post-Brexit disposals for the Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate Fund with an aggregate value in excess of £115m, and advising on the £69m disposal of a shopping centre in Birmingham.

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