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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Index of tables

  1. Commercial property
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

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    • Mark Humphrey - Long & Humphrey
    • Alex Poole-Wilson - Cains

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Cains is ‘knowledgeable in the area and an efficient transaction manager’. Of-counsel Alex Poole-Wilson is ‘very responsive, turning documents around quickly and proactively leading the sale process’; along with Jeremy Walton, who ‘provides excellent service, with great attention to detail throughout the transaction’, he advised Döhle on the £13.3m sale and leaseback of Fort Anne to Channel Islands Property Fund. Poole-Wilson also advised Zurich Financial Services on a development agreement with Dandara for a new office building, and Antham 1 Limited on the £3.8m sale of a bank branch in Douglas.

A quality, niche firm operating to a high professional standard’, Long & Humphrey provides ‘excellent service’, with one client noting it is ‘number one in the property field locally’. Mark Humphrey is ‘a go-to partner in commercial property – his experience, smart thinking and calm composure set him apart’ and is ‘a trusted source of solid advice’. He advises Isle of Man Enterprises, which owns Shoprite, on all its real estate matters, and advised the buyer in the Fort Anne deal, as well as several leading British retailers on licensing matters concerning their Isle of Man stores.

Appleby’s Faye Moffett advised a Sports Direct Group subsidiary on the £3.75m purchase of The Strand shopping centre. Other mandates relate to retail, agriculture and other assets, with newly-elected partner Juan Thornley a name of note for locally significant retail deals. In the real estate finance space, Moffett advised Royal Bank of Scotland International on financing the sale of Fort Anne. Other clients include Pokerstars, Lloyds Pharmacy, Isle of Man Bank and St John’s Ambulance.

At Callin Wild, English-qualified solicitor Beth Greenhalgh is frequently involved in leading deals, involving prestige office space and significant retail developments, both as leases and sales.

SimcocksIrini Newby advised a trust and corporate services provider on the purchase of a new headquarters, and provides advice concerning leases and post-lease dilapidations.

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