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Addleshaw Goddard

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Catherine Fearnhead

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Commercial Property.


Catherine advises regulated businesses, developers and investors on the disposal, development, pre-letting and funding of a range of asset classes including regulated operational assets, logistics, offices and student accommodation.  Catherine co-leads (with Jonathan Powling) the Logistics Sub-sector group at Addleshaw Goddard, which published the market leading 'How Soon is Now?' logisitcs report - gathering the views of leading investors, developers, occupiers and operators and setings out policy recommendations on how the logistics sector should respond to the current challenges and opportunities.

Catherine also advises landlords and corporate occupiers on a range of landlord and tenant matters, leading teams to cost effectively manage property interests balancing the interests of landlord and occupier to ensure that institutional requirements are met whilst facilitating the occupiers' day to day business


Trained at Hammonds Suddards Edge (now Squire Patton Boggs), qualified in 2005, partner at Addleshaw Goddard 2015




Eirias High School, Colwyn Bay; Cambridge University (2:1 MA Cantab) (1999-2002); College of Law, Chester (Distinction) (2003)



North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester

Within: Commercial property: Manchester

The ‘impressive’ team at Addleshaw Goddard provides ‘excellent service from partner level through to the paralegals’ and is ‘a key choice in Manchester for the top real estate transactions’; Stephen Kinsey continues to advise Bruntwood in relation to the Circle Square development in Manchester; and department head Peter Kershaw acted for Standard Life on the £70.7m acquisition of 33 Foley Street in London’s Fitzrovia, from Kier Property and acted for Corestate Capital Holdings on the £48m purchase of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool from Royal London. Kershaw also led advice for Hermes Investment Management on the largest ever office pre-let in Leeds for a new regional government hub. Legal directors; Michael Corbett, who is experienced in the retail sector, Lucy Butterworth, Julie Hodkinson, who is experienced in renewable energy projects, railway property and projects specialist Robin Warburton, and Brian Ghatan, who is ‘especially skilled at navigating complex refinancing transactions’, are key members of the department, as are the ‘pragmaticCatherine Fearnhead and Vicky Niescier, who has ‘incredible knowledge and is extremely professional’. The team was significantly bolstered in 2018 by the hire of a six-partner team from Irwin Mitchell, which includes Anita Weightman, (former head of department at Irwin Mitchell), Paul Barnard, Patrick Duffy, real estate litigator Chris Perrin, Tony Weightman and planning lawyer Emily Williams. Colette Withey left the firm to join Ernst & Young.

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