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Pamela Shepherd

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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Property litigation.


Pamela is a Partner with well over 25 years’ experience in pure property dispute work.

She has worked at large firms such as Eversheds and DLA Piper and now heads up the national property disputes team at Browne Jacobson. Pamela is well known in the region for her experience along with her commercial and collaborative approach to dispute work; clients comment on the way this approach gets the best deal or makes the litigation process (in the absence of settlement), more manageable and less stressful.

Pamela has been involved in some complex litigation and mediations this year, for example:

  • Settlement of a large Overage Dispute, circa £4m in contention;
  • Leading a housing disrepair claim to trial for a public sector client resulting in a very favourable outcome – both in result and costs. The amounts at stake were not large, but it ‘bucked the trend’ on the usual costs orders in this area of law;
  • Advising a household name client in a property dispute involving insolvent franchisees, outstanding rent and assignments by estoppel; and
  • Advising a large landlord client on clearance of two large development sites for regeneration purposes - involving opposed renewals, redevelopment intentions, break clauses and compensation issues
On top of this complex and specialised workload Pamela takes her management role very seriously.  In particular she aims to ensure firstly, the team delivers an exceptional client service to all Browne Jacobson’s clients, and secondly, the growth of the team, through excellence, quality work and knowledge, ensuring that it is clear to the Midlands (and national) Market the undoubted strength in depth of the nine-strong property disputes team at Browne Jacobson.


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.


Law Society; Property Litigation Association.


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


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.

West Midlands: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

During 2018 Browne Jacobson LLP saw the departure of property disputes co-head Tim Rayner, who joined Irwin Mitchell. The team, which is led in Birmingham by the 'really good' Pamela Shepherd, acts for clients in the retail and public sectors on landlord and tenant matters such as lease renewals, break clauses, losses claims and house disrepair. Other clients include insurance companies, trusts and administrators of insolvent companies.

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