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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Philip Medford

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Phil is a partner in our real estate practice group and also our national head of residential development.

Phil specialises in major residential development schemes across the UK for some of the industry’s leading developers including Taylor Wimpey, David Wilson Homes, Barratt Homes, Redrow and Catesby Estates.

Phil’s experience includes leading our team acting for Centex Corp on the sale of Fairclough Homes to Miller Homes for £260m, advising on a 1,000 home urban extension for Taylor Wimpey, the sale of the Catesby Group to Urban&Civic plc, the East Kettering 5000 dwelling scheme and the purchase of Roland Bardsley Homes by David Wilson Homes. Phil is our Client Relationship Partner for Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes.

Phil has also advised on Collaboration Agreements between house builders on several major new settlements. In Chambers and Partners UK Guide Phil is recognised as a residential development expert and is referred to as “an excellent lawyer who has his finger on the pulse and the client’s job at the forefront of his mind”.

Phil is a member of the Home Builders Federation and he contributes articles to Housebuilder Magazine.




West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Medford - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Commercial property: Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles agenda-setting transactions across real estate asset classes, ranging from infrastructure and retail through to office space and residential. David Jones handles commercial developments and heads the firm’s Birmingham real estate team – he advised SEGRO EMG on the site acquisition and pre-letting elements of the planned East Midlands Gateway rail freight terminal. Gurjit Atwal is the firm’s global real estate sector head – he handles retail, student housing and leisure deals such as advising Landsec on purchasing three outlet centres from Hermes Investment Management for £333m, which was partially structured through Jersey Property Unit Trusts (JPUTs). Helen Annable advised a hospitality company on the sale of 73 pubs across Great Britain as going concerns for £50m. Meg Heppel advised HM Revenue and Customs on pre-letting 22,300 sq m of space in 3 Arena Central. Philip Medford, the head of the residential development practice, advised Taylor Wimpey on purchasing the former Flightshed in Longridge for residential development in a transaction conditional on remediation. Mark Chester is a new hire from Gowling WLG – he and Iftkhar Ahmed advised Iron Mountain on the purchase of two leasehold data centres for £83m – one in Slough, the other in Singapore. Other clients include the Blackstone Group, which Atwal advised on selling a £460m social housing portfolio to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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