The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Browne Jacobson LLP

VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 237 3900
Fax:
Fax 0121 236 1291
DX:
727740 BIRMINGHAM-62
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

Pamela Shepherd

Tel:
Work 0121 237 3937
Email:
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Property litigation.

Position

Pamela has specialised in property litigation since qualification in 1992.  She joined the Birmingham office of Browne Jacobson as a partner in late 2012 bringing well over 20 years' pure property litigation experience having previously worked in large commercial practices in Birmingham. She is well known in the West Midlands - particularly for her technical expertise and commercial competence. Pamela’s clients continue to instruct Browne Jacobson in property dispute matters. 

It’s been another a busy year with Pamela acting for numerous high profile clients and also as lead property dispute partner for a number of notable retail clients

Her expertise continues to be with a landlord and tenant bias but acting for both landlords and tenants.  This does not however overshadow her work in other complex disputes such as overage claims and adverse possession claim acting for large developers. 

Pamela was pleased once again to achieve individual rankings in 2016, being described as –

“very friendly and approachable” and “she will break things down and explain them” (Chambers and Partners)

“always sets the tight tone” (Legal 500)

It’s also continuing to be busy year in the national team and Pamela has both led and been involved in several firm initiatives including several high profile (successful) tenders and speaking at high profile events including lecturing for the RICS and at a Property Managers Association event in 2016. It is undoubtedly now both established, exceptionally experienced and well regarded as one of the leading property disputes teams in the Midlands market.


 

Career

Trained Eversheds; qualified 1992; assistant in property litigation department 1992-93 Edge & Ellison (now Squires Patton Boggs); assistant in property litigation department DLA Piper UK LLP 1993-96, associate 1996-98; and associate/legal director in property litigation department 1998-2011; partner and head of property litigation team Harvey Ingram LLP (now Shakespeares LLP) 2011-12; partner in property litigation team Browne Jacobson LLP 2012-date. Current directorships: St Anne’s Hostel for Homeless Men, Digbeth, Birmingham.

Member

Law Society; Property Litigation Association.

Education

Sheffield University (1986-89 LLB (Hons) 2(1)).

Leisure

Entertaining at home and dining out, reading and walking (particularly in the Lake District) and spending time with her young daughter at her many sporting activities.


East Midlands: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

The ‘thorough and professional experts’ at Browne Jacobson LLP are praised for providing ‘personalised services tailored to specific requirements’. The practice acts for a varied client base consisting of a mix of retail sector clients, central and local government agencies, large landlords and healthcare sector clients such as NHS trusts. While Tim Rayner and Pamela Shepherd, both in Birmingham, took over as practice heads from Mark Aldrich, Aldrich remains the key adviser in Nottingham where the addition of associate Louise Read from Buckles Solicitors LLP bolstered the group’s strength in retail sector landlord and tenant work. A recent highlight was assisting the Homes and Communities Agency with the removal of trespassers from a land parcel. Walgreens Boots Alliance, British Gas and House of Fraser are also clients.

[back to top]

West Midlands: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Browne Jacobson LLP  handles a range of work this space, with a particular strength in dilapidations claims. Tim Rayner defended the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in a Technology and Construction Court case, succeeding at trial because the landlord failed to beat a Part 36 offer. He also represented EIRP, the landlord, concerning the termination of a lease against the backdrop of an alleged £1.2m of dilapidations. Pamela Shepherd  acts for retailers such as Walgreen Boots Alliance and institutional real estate investors. Other clients include Birmingham Properties Group, which Rayner advised on recovering a parade of shops in order to redevelop the site.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to