Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby in East Midlands

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP's well-regarded team of experts work across the full spectrum of commercial property matters. Areas of particular focus firm are developments and regenerations as well as investment and financing work with sector specialisations being in the retail, leisure, logistics, education and healthcare sectors as well as government sector, which includes social housing. The practice is headed by Sarah Parkinson, who specialises in property development projects and the retail sector, and deputy head Barry Sully who has a focus on urban regeneration, mixed-use schemes and joint ventures. ‘ExceptionalSuki Tonks is experienced in the sale and acquisition of freehold and leasehold properties. The team was joined by Roland Gray, specialist for landlord and tenant matters, in November 2021. Clients highlight the firm’s ‘strong focus on diversity’.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Parkinson; Barry Sully

Other key lawyers:

Suki Tonks; Roland Gray

Testimonials

‘Strong focus on diversity. Excellent service from partners.’

‘Suki Tonks is exceptional – commercial, proactive, can be relied upon to progress matters in accordance with their importance.’

‘I was very impressed with how they seamlessly used specialists within the firm to advise on complex issues without any hassle for me as a client. A firm who really want to help and not just earn fees!!’

‘Suki Tonks is a wonderful property lawyer with a great deal of common sense- rare thase days!’

Key clients

LVMH – Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Walgreen Boots Alliance (Boots)

DPDgroup

Wilko

Pure Gym

Motorsport Vision Limited

Canal and River Trust

Platform Homes

Longhurst Housing Group

Bridge Farm Group

Westerman Homes

Derbyshire Healthcare Services NHS Trust

Chesterfield Borough Council

Paperchase Products

Work highlights

  • Acted for Westerman Homes over the decades helping to build its portfolio, and acted this year for Westerman Homes on the sale of its strategic land portfolio (725 acres across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) to Peveril Homes and Peveril Securities.
  • Acted for Motorsport Vision Limited on the redevelopment of the historic Old Museum at Donington Racetrack and the grant of a new lease to new occupier, Superbikes.
  • Acted for Chesterfield BC on the strategic acquisition of The Pavements Shopping Centre in Chesterfield from investment company vendors.

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP fields one of the largest commercial property teams in the East Midlands and provides a full-service offering to clients with experience of both the private and public sector. Within the team, further focus groups handle specialist areas, which include distressed property, fund management and investment property, licensing, property finance, regeneration projects, and more. The unit has particular experience in acting on residential developments for some of the UK’s largest housebuilders as well as on commercial and industrial developments, such as distribution centres, supermarkets and out-of-town retail villages. Darren Williamson is the national head of the department while Guy Winfield and Janet Rhodes head the Nottingham and Derby teams correspondingly. Clients appreciate that ‘the standard of advice and speed of turnaround is consistently high’. Jon Smart is a senior partner in the national care team, which focuses on the private care homes market.

Practice head(s):

Darren Williamson; Guy Winfield; Simon Abbott; Janet Rhodes

Other key lawyers:

Jon Smart

Testimonials

‘Quality of advice from all members of the team.’

‘Confidence in the advice and ability to deal with cases in a timely manner.’

‘They are a helpful and friendly team always keen to perform and go the extra mile.’

‘The standard of advice and speed of turnaround is consistently high.’

‘This team is focused on assisting clients to deliver sites for development and provide expert knowledge of the whole process, anticipating potential areas that will cause issues, especially those for lenders and purchasers.’

‘The team understand all the aspects of the process a developer needs to follow to both acquire a site and then deliver a successful development. Any red flags are highlighted promptly, with potential solutions/options, clearly set out with concise advice. A truly specialist team at the top of their game.’

‘Approachable team that understands the requirements of its clients. Key focus on residential development which is important for us as a major housebuilder.’

Key clients

Barratt Developments Plc (Barratt David Wilson Homes)

Bellway Homes

Persimmon Homes

Davidsons Homes

Keepmoat Homes

Halfords

United Living Group

Harworth Group Plc

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

EG Group (Euro Garages)

Barratt Developments Plc (Barratt David Wilson Homes)

Bellway Homes

Tarmac

LNT

Chancerygate

Travis Perkins Group

Maria Mallaband Care Group

Waterfield Group (including Scotch Corner Designer Village)

Work highlights

  • Advised Toolstation on all matters relating to the development and letting of their new 493,098 square foot regional distribution centre at Prologis Park, Pineham.
  • Helped Allica Bank shape and refine the lending process and documentation suite with the bank and continue to work to improve it: keeping the legal remit and spend to a sensible minimum whilst protecting the bank’s interests.
  • Acted for Scotch Corner Designer Village (the landowner/ developer) on all aspects for Scotch Corner Designer Village, including real estate, pre-lettings, infrastructure, funding and construction.

Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc’s commercial property offering is split into a real estate team and a residential development unit. The latter acts for national housebuilder as well as property development clients while the real estate team advises developers, institutional funds and portfolio clients on asset management matters as well as investment deals which the team drives ‘with commerciality, determination and strong legal acumen’. Further key areas of the practice pertain to pensions, where the firm advises on a variety of schemes, distressed property and real estate finance. Adam Youatt heads the real estate team and gives ‘honest and valuable advice’. ‘OutstandingSteven Plummer heads up the residential development team and provides ‘superb levels of service’. Clients appreciate the ‘transparent and affordable pricing structure’.

Practice head(s):

Adam Youatt; Steven Plummer

Other key lawyers:

Elly Duggins; Charlotte Chapman; Tertia Werry

Testimonials

‘Gateley drives deals with commerciality, determination and strong legal acumen.’

‘Steven Plummer is an outstanding residential development lawyer. His passion, drive, knowledge and service levels are superb.’

‘Although this is a large firm dealing with big clients they have provided us with excellent advice and guidance, at a very reasonable rate.’

‘Adam Youatt has personally overseen our lengthy and complicated property transactions. He has given honest and valuable advice at each stage and has been instrumental in helping us secure a new base for our organisation. He has been responsive, with a communication style that enabled our Trustees to get to grips with complicated legal matters.’

Key clients

Custodian REIT plc

Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services

Bildurn Properties

DSL Group

The Church Commissioners for England

Medical Centre Developments Limited

Harworth Group Plc

Avant Homes

Peter James Homes Limited

Sygnature Discovery Limited

Southernwood Capital LLP

DHP Family

Work highlights

  • Advised Bildurn on the pre-letting of 11 Station Street to Domestic & General Services Limited for their new Nottingham headquarters.
  • Acted for longstanding investment client, Custodian REIT plc, on the acquisition of an industrial estate in Knowsley.
  • Acted for Bellway Homes in the joint purchase of the former Brackley Golf Club, Salford for residential development. The development is for 690 new build houses. The transaction documents were complex as they involved a multi-party contract, multiple land transfers, a developer collaboration agreement between Bellway Homes and Countryside Properties, a development agreement containing construction obligations and a buy back option in favour of Salford Council. Multiple sellers were based overseas adding to the complexity.

Geldards LLP

Geldards LLP is experienced in acting for clients in both the private and public sector in commercial property matters. Key areas of work undertaken pertain to commercial and residential developments, the retail and educations sector as well as the industrial and logistics sectors – an area of particular expertise of ‘exceptionalHeather Dixon. The Nottingham property team is headed by ‘commercially minded’ and ‘pragmaticDavid Watson while the Derby team is led by Graham Banks, who is experienced in operational property matters and property investments, among others. The unit also fields a specialist team which provides property legal services to fibre optic, gas and electricity companies – the “networks” team, headed by Jamie Gordon. Tiffany Cloynes has a specialisation in the public sector advising on a variety of regeneration and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Graham Banks; David Watson; Jamie Gordon

Other key lawyers:

Heather Dixon; Tiffany Cloynes

Testimonials

‘The advice is always timely and they are very commercially minded.’

‘David Watson  is a very easy-to-work-with person. He is commercially minded at all times but pragmatic too.’

‘They offer a one to one service meaning direct access to the partner undertaking your work. This means that you get a detailed insight into the project and its current status.’

‘Responsive to our needs, dealing with all matters in a timely fashion. Personal touch and polite dealings with all parties. Experienced team who look after our interests.’

‘Dedication and ability to focus on important issues in particular, Heather Dixon is exceptional.’

‘Heather Dixon takes time to understand not only our business, but also the political context we operate within. She demonstrates an interest over and above the requirement of the direct service engaged.’

‘Heather Dixon comfortably explains matters in simple terms, clearly acknowledging the core business of her clients versus the technicalities of real estate law. Without doubt, I am 100% assured that this expert lawyer is working in the very best interests of my organisation.’

Key clients

Cedar House Investments Limited

Trent Motor Traction Company Ltd

Nottingham City Council

Sleekmade Property Co Limited

Cenex Consulting Services limited

Bowmer & Kirkland and Peveril Homes Limited

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Clowes Developments (UK) Limited and Dove Valley Park Limited

DPK Management

BioCity Group Limited

Connections Legal Management

Derby City Council

Sheffield City Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

Electricity North West

Western Power Distribution

Omya UK Limited

Wacker Neuson Limited

UK Power Networks

Easement Solutions

ESP Utilities

Carlisle City Council

Connections Legal Management

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

SMB Group (Brooksby Melton College and Stephenson College)

DCG (Derby College)

Vattenfall Networks

Milton Keynes Council

South Staffordshire District Council

Isle of White Council

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Leeds City Council

Eurocell plc

Work highlights

  • Successfully advised Clowes Developments on a £100m landmark deal to develop six logistics facilities in the East Midlands region with UK insurance giant NFU Mutual.
  • Advised Burnley Borough Council on the acquisition of two key town centre retail assets, Charter Walk Shopping Centre and Curzon Square, comprising two freehold interests and three leasehold interests.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a focus on assisting developer clients throughout the whole lifecycle of developments, from initial option acquisition to development funding and sale. Further key areas of work relate to acting for various players from the financial markets on acquisitions of property investments, secured lending and short-term development finance. The team has sector specialisations in the later living and healthcare as well as, and in particular, the energy sector where it advises energy developers and infrastructure investors on a variety of schemes, including large-scale battery storage projects. Peter Dilks heads the practice and provides clients with ‘commercially sound solutions’. ‘Hard working and diligentJohn Buckley joined as legal director from Tees Law in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Peter Dilks

Other key lawyers:

John Buckley

Testimonials

‘Large multi disciplined firm capable of dealing with large or small scale work types practically and efficiently.’

‘Approachable, knowledgeable and efficient and professional in their advice.’

‘Commercial approach – already thought through commercial viewpoint as well as legal considerations before making recommendations or discussing issues.’

‘Peter Dilks also deserves mention as always being approachable and having a ‘can-do’ attitude to get things done any any issues resolved. It is refreshing to have a lawyer suggest commercially sound solutions rather than just pose the issues.’

‘John Buckley is a breath of fresh air. Hard working and diligent.’

Key clients

Statera Energy Limited

Last Mile Infrastructure Group

Brackley Properties Developments Limited

Lloyds Bank plc

National Westminster Bank plc

Shoby Properties Limited

Electricity North West Limited

Johal group and pension funds

FPC Electric Land

Arlington Energy

EL (Newark) Limited

Work highlights

  • Completed numerous large-scale industrial and warehousing deals for Brackley Property Developments Limited, including two deals at Walsall; one being a speculative forward-funding deal for two units with a nationally recognised investor and another on a forward-funding deal for one unit with a pension fund and a pre-letting to one of the fastest growing e-retailers.
  • Acted for Statera Energy on the property aspects of what is one of the UK’s largest disposal of battery storage assets to Gresham House.

Shoosmiths LLP

Alongside development, asset management, financing and forward founding advice, Shoosmiths LLP’s East Midlands commercial property team has particular expertise in acting for investors and funds on disposals, acquisitions and portfolio transactions as well as joint venture transactions that involve alternative investment and off-shore structuring. A further key area of work are co-counselling and partnership transactions where the team provides real estate expertise to London and international firms. Practice head Sean Burke has a focus on occupier work and acting for retailers – a sector specialisation of the unit. Deborah Gordon Brown is experienced in portfolio transactions and Ellis Gardner-Browne has a specialisation in project work involving logistics facilities. The practice fields a niche specialist airport offering, advising retailers and occupiers – an area of focus of senior associate Su Kemp.

Practice head(s):

Sean Burke

Other key lawyers:

Deborah Gordon Brown; Ellis Gardner-Browne; Su Kemp

Key clients

AEW Europe

Arkley Commercial Property

Brunswick Property Partners

Crosstown Concerts Limited

Eel Power Limited

Estee Lauder Cosmetics Limited

Floral Street Fragrances Limited

GPS (Great Britain) Limited (“GAP”)

HSBC UK Bank plc (Petroleum Finance)

IKEA Group of Companies

John Deere Limited

Joules Limited

Leftfield Group

Long Clawson Dairy Limited

Melville Management Corporation (New York)

Mountain Warehouse Limited

Next plc

Nottingham Rowing Club

Old Spot Pub Co Limited

Ollie Quinn Limited

Pizza Hut (UK) Limited

Rutland Cycling

Safestore Group

SGN Group (Petroleum)

Stainton International Limited

Starbridge Limited

Walgreens Boots Alliance Group of Companies

White & Case

Yianis Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Northwood Investors on the forward purchase of a 608,000 square foot, five asset portfolio of last mile logistics developments.
  • Acquisition of a £110 million, Grade II Listed office building, located in the Knowledge Quarter, close to Kings Cross St Pancras and Euston Stations, for the Akoya workplace venture.
  • Acted for US law firm White & Case in relation to their London HQ. Regearing and additional office space was required in a complicated transaction involving specialisms such as construction.

Flint Bishop LLP

Clients of Flint Bishop LLP include landowners, developers, landlords, tenants, property management companies, investors and charities. In accordance with the type of work required, the department features specialist sub-teams. For example, the development sub-team acts for developers on various projects, such as out-of-town retail and mixed use developments, and is experienced in forward sales and pre-lets to investors. Ian Beardmore heads the practice, which includes collaboration and land promotion agreement specialist Christine Owen and transactions specialist Ben Pickup.

Practice head(s):

Ian Beardmore

Other key lawyers:

Christine Owen; Ben Pickup

Testimonials

‘Christine Owen, Ben Pickup and Ian Beardmore go out of their way to understand client requirements.’

Key clients

Bowmer + Kirkland Group of Companies

Clowes Developments Group of Companies

Ivygrove Developments Limited

MHA (Methodist Homes)

Donald Ward Limited

PM Wrigley & Co Limited

TMD Friction UK Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for PM Wrigley & Co Limited in the acquisition of a property in Nottingham on an estate. The property value was over £5m and involved extensive due diligence on the site and the occupational lease, along with some complex property management investigation.
  • Acted for the owner / developer of a major new retail development valued up to £5m in Mansfield to negotiate the proposed Lease for a conditional agreement with a major anchor tenant supermarket chain.
  • Acted on behalf of a property investment company who were selling their interest in the freehold of a large Tesco site in Oldham with an additional parade of shops. The deal was the sale of the entire issued share capital of the holding company for £53.9m and involved a large amount of due diligence on both the main Tesco site, the parade of approximately 18 shops and a long leasehold residential element.

gunnercooke LLP

gunnercooke LLP’s commercial property client base is made up of developers, contractors, landowners, promoters and investors. Alongside general residential and commercial development as well as property investment work, the team has niche specialisations in property related finance and equestrian sport matters. The ‘very experienced team of senior lawyers’ includes Brendan Walsh, Matthew Grocock and Bev Simms. Walsh specialises in developments, including student accommodation, care homes, logistics and light industrial, and approaches deals ‘from a pragmatic commercial basis’. Grocock is experienced in acting for registered providers of social housing and Simms has particular experience in town centre regenerations.

Other key lawyers:

Brendan Walsh; Matthew Grocock; Bev Simms

Testimonials

‘Very experienced team of senior lawyers based locally, dealing effectively and efficiently with our transactions. Your work is dealt with by the partner instructed and not passed down the line.’

‘Brendan Walsh knows what I am thinking before I have to say it, approaching the deal from a pragmatic commercial basis, as opposed to a purely legalistic approach. Gets on with the job, focusing on the key points, leaving the non-issues and pushing the other side when required. We generally manage to get a bit of humour into our meetings to relieve the tedium of the law.’

Key clients

Wilson Bowden Developments Limited

William Davis Limited

English Will Trust of the Rt Hon Olive Countess Fitzwilliam

Garner Holdings Limited

Millhouse Developments Limited

Everards Brewery

Harpur Crewe LLC (US)

Graystacks Developments

Radmarsh Road Holdings Ltd

Zone Developments

LG Capital Limited

Oregon Timber Frame (England) Limited

Rolta Infotech (Hong Kong)

Urban Logistics REIT Plc

Tune Developments Limited

Department of Health & Social Care

Work highlights

  • Acted on the acquisition of a prime residential development land and strategic land portfolio in over 40 locations across the East Midlands.
  • Advised on the letting of a space ay Denby Business Park for use as warehouse/ industrial accommodation.
  • Advised on an acquisition through company purchases and land options of land at Anstey Leicestershire.

Landsmiths Solicitors

Landsmiths Solicitors is a boutique law firm focused on property matters which has 'a great depth of knowledge within the property industry' and is 'able to draw on other areas of expertise as and when required', such as tax, construction and litigation. Rachael Briggs and Vik Moothia jointly head the practice. Briggs acts on all types of property transactions, is particularly experienced in landlord and tenant work and 'responds quickly to any enquiry including ad-hoc questions'. Moothia 'pragmatically and efficiently' handles a broad array of matters, including leaseholds, funding, development, compliance and disputes. Michael Elvin supports with agricultural and planning law experience.

Practice head(s):

Rachael Briggs; Vik Moothia

Other key lawyers:

Michael Elvin; Alison James-Moore

Testimonials

‘Landsmiths have excellent communication skills and they approach commercial property matters on a very professional but commercial basis. They have a great depth of knowledge within the property industry and this is invaluable in providing solutions for the complex issues that, as a company, we face.’

‘Both Vik Moothia and Alison James-Moore approach their work both pragmatically and efficiently. Time is so important in commercial property and the speed at which they perform is invaluable. Whilst they are able respond and deal with issues quickly, their advice is always carefully thought out and where necessary, commercial, whilst ensuring that our position as client, is never compromised.’

‘Great service and team work.’

‘Vik Moothia is an exceptional commercial solicitor.’

‘Small firm with experienced professionals in property matters. Each member of the team is known to us and are familiar with our business and its requirements. The firm are able to draw on other areas of expertise as and when required.’

‘Rachael Briggs is the main contact and we have an effective ongoing relationship. Rachael is usually dealing with a number of matters at any one time and she has developed a good working knowledge of our business.’

Key clients

200 Degrees Coffee Shops Limited

Birds (Derby) Limited

Kennelpak Limited

Go Plant Limited

Go Plant Fleet Services Limited

Rush Hair Limited

Shreya Boghaita (and associated companies)

C S Properties (Asset Management) Limited

Gabriel Strauss (and associated companies)

I H Moore and Company (Holdings) Limited

Harry Warren (and associated companies)

Nicholas Pancisi (and associated companies)

Harmony Bridge Limited

DDM Homes Limited

New Urban Enterprises Limited

Dan Pegram (and associated companies)

Simon Leadley

Bellco Developments Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Steve Henry Fagan on the sale of Wartnaby Castle and its surrounding estate for residential development.
  • Advised HLF Normanton Limited on the acquisition and site set up of a residential development.
  • Advised Lace Market Point Holdings Limited on its £19m acquisition and finance of the Hylyfe Building in Nottingham.

Actons

Actons covers the full range of commercial property work, including development, options and overage agreements as well as freehold and leasehold sales and acquisitions, leases and refinancings. In April 2022 ‘hard-working and knowledgableCaroline Pearson, specialist for development projects as well as overage and option transactions, took over the position of practice head from Amanda Gordon, who continues to act for various clients on portfolio work and advises charities in respect of their property transactions.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Pearson

Other key lawyers:

Amanda Gordon

Testimonials

‘Caroline Pearson is the individual at Actons I’d like to praise and recommend. Overall Caroline has been excellent and I couldn’t fault her. My fellow beneficiaries and I delighted to have someone so hard-working, willing and knowledgable, especially when it’s covering overages, agreements and contracts.’

‘They have a wide range of experience at partner level supported by an excellent staff.’

‘Amanda Gordon and Caroline Pearson, have acted for me in many transactions and have shown to be thoroughly professional in their work. They have understood the need to work in tight time frames when necessary.’

‘We have worked with Actons over the last couple of years on a specific project that required a dedicated team and very quick responses. Given the challenges around Covid the exchanges of signed documents has worked well.’

‘Amanda Gordon has dealt with our business for a long time and we have a very good working relationship. This level of service has been invaluable whilst dealing the bulk purchasing of property.’

‘Good, sensible advice from experienced team of lawyers. A safe pair of hands.’

‘I have primarily dealt with Amanda Gordon who has always provided me with sound advice, even if it’s not what I want to hear!’

‘Caroline Pearson demonstrated all of Actons’ values; quality advice, working as a team with a solution focused approach.’

Key clients

ROBINSON ESTATES LIMITED

2 BEERCART LANE HOLDINGS LIMITED

THE NOTTINGHAM PARK ESTATE LIMITED

EUROPADISC LIMITED

CHEVIN HOMES (MILFORD) LIMITED

KINGS CRESCENT LIMITED

ULTRA INVESTMENTS DERBY LIMITED

EMMA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LIMITED

FRAMEWORK HOUSING ASSOCIATION

NEXA FINANCE LIMITED

WYNBROOK LIMITED (and associated companie)

Work highlights

  • Advised Emma Property Management Limited on sale of brownfield development site with complicated deal structure.
  • Advised Robinson Estates Limited in connection with agreement for lease, new lease, refinancing arising from their existing tenant entering into Administration
  • Advised Ultra Investments Derby Limited in connection with granting a new commercial lease on Nelsons Court, Derby.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Nelsons Solicitors Limited is adept at advising on a variety of commercial property matters, including complex developments and strategic land projects, landlord and tenant matters, pension scheme related property transactions as well as property finance. Riaz Dudhia provides a ‘first-class service’ while heading the ‘very efficient’ department. Paul Hinchliffe is a ‘true expert’ in acting for landlords and freeholders on property portfolio management matters and acquisitions of sites for development and regeneration as well as lettings of properties to tenants.

Practice head(s):

Riaz Dudhia

Other key lawyers:

Paul Hinchliffe

Testimonials

‘The Commercial Property Team, headed by Riaz Dudhia, is solid from top to bottom without a weak link. They are unfailingly commercial, which is what I want in a law firm.’

‘Riaz Dudhia is refreshingly available – rarely is a phone call to him not answered and on those rare occasions he doesn’t, it’s returned promptly. He provides a top class service that’s both timely and commercial.’

‘The Nelsons team have always been really efficient offering sound advice sometimes at very short notice.’

‘Nelsons are the best firm of lawyers we have worked with, I can’t praise them enough.’

‘Riaz Dudhia is a pleasure to work with, he is knowledgeable, helpful and very much focused on getting the job done. I can safely say that without Nelsons and Riaz in particular our business would not be the same.’

‘The team at Nelsons in the Commercial Property Dept are experts in their field. The team is led by talented directors who are able to disperse work within their team in order to satisfy clients needs with ease and a high standard of service.’

‘I have worked with Paul Hinchliffe at Nelsons, Paul is a true expert in his field. His client service is second to none and the quality of his drafting and advice is exceptional and unrivalled.’

Key clients

Bingham Town Council

Cooper Parry

Annie’s Burger Shack Limited

Embark Pensions Trustees Limited

Handelsbanken plc

Intelligent Money Limited

National Justice Museum

NG Chartered Surveyors

Rolls-Royce plc

TM Trustees Limited

The Congregational Federation Limited

Westminster Developments (Leicester) Limited

W Westerman Limited

Pukka Pies

Giant UK Limited

Hyperama plc

Hireforce Limited

Work highlights

    Smith Partnership

    Smith Partnership advises on a variety of commercial property matters, including developments, landlord and tenant issues and property finance work, with particular experience in the hospitality and healthcare sectors. Practice head Jason Wood specialises in advising developers on site assemblies and the subsequent sale of plots and acts for property portfolios on the purchase, sale and leasing of properties. Associate Tara Harding has a niche specialisation in acting for licensed property agents. Clients appreciate the ‘good old-fashioned personal service’.

    Practice head(s):

    Jason Wood

    Other key lawyers:

    Tara Harding

    Testimonials

    ‘The thing that makes Smith Partnership unique is that they give good old-fashioned personal service, and they care.’

    Key clients

    Garibaldi Limited

    Sovereign Crest Limited

    Comex 2000 Limited

    Rushden Enterprises Limited

    Littler Investments Limited

    HGV Direct

    Metanodic Engineers Limited

    Spirit Medical Limited

    Development and Estate Limited

    Work highlights

    • Acted for a COVID 19 testing manufacturer in relation to the acquisition of a new 80,000 square foot production and distribution hub for a consideration of £6.8m.
    • Acted for a PC supplier in relation to the lease of a new industrial / distribution warehouse with an internal area of 118,750 square feet for a term of 15 years at an annual rent of £860,940 per annum.
    • Acted for a private client in the disposal of a seven-acre site which formed part of an historic brewery in Burton on Trent.