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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ST ANN'S WHARF, 112 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
61191 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Barbara Painter

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9455
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Real estate: developers and investors.

Position

Heads the Newcastle based real estate team dealing with developers and investors and specialises in commercial property development and transactional work in the public, private and third sectors including land assembly, infrastructure and development, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, forward sales and letting. Particular areas of expertise include energy, chemicals, contaminated sites, pipelines and education including academies and free schools.

Career

Trained Crutes, Sunderland; qualified 1983; assistant solicitor Hopkins and Wood 1985; partner Crute Kennedy 1985; partner Archers 1988-2000; partner Dickinson Dees 2001; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Manchester University (1980 LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester (1981).


North: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy

Within: Energy

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP has a strong profile for corporate and commercial work, energy regulation matters and energy sector litigation. Simon Lewis assists clients with disputes pertaining to final accounts and project completion delays, among other issues. Barbara Painter is best known for handling infrastructure mandates such as oil and gas pipelines and storage projects while also dealing with site acquisitions for capacity market generation projects. Michael Brown routinely handles energy infrastructure mandates alongside real estate-related renewable energy instructions. Clients include oil and gas, power and renewable energy sector players such as Centrica, EDF Energy Renewables, National Tube Stockholders and Renewable Energy Systems.

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North: Real estate

Commercial property: Newcastle

Within: Commercial property: Newcastle

Praised for its ‚Äėcommercial and pragmatic advice‚Äô, the ‚Äėhighly responsive‚Äô team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP¬†has a strong profile for private rented sector matters, build to rent projects and commercial work, and acts for an impressive client roster which includes national housebuilders and financial institutions alongside energy, education and transport sector clients. Barbara Painter¬†advised Teesside University on the acquisition of a site in Darlington from the Homes and Communities Agency for the construction of a National Horizons Centre, while the ‚Äėvery good‚Äô¬†Michael Brown¬†assisted the Beamish Museum with lease matters. He also advised Standard Life Aberdeen and Curtis Banks on several transactional, lease and landlord licence matters, and handled various acquisitions of commercial property portfolios in the West Midlands and the North East for Buccleuch Property. Acting for several major national developers and investment clients, Tom Willows¬†advised Bellway‚Äôs Durham division on various site acquisitions throughout County Durham and Teesside totalling approximately 350 residential units. Other key figures include national real estate team head John Ralph, Nigel Emmerson, who heads the public and private housing and residential investment sector team, and regeneration and residential development project expert Ian Ward. Managing associate John Booth¬†is also recommended. Duncan Fisher¬†moved to DAC Beachcroft LLP¬†in February 2018.

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