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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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  1. Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next Generation Partners
  4. Rising stars

Next Generation Partners

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Brabners LLP's Preston-based team is noted for its experience across the retail and leisure sectors and it is regularly instructed by well-known companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals. The agricultural sector is also a key area of focus. Department head Ross Shine is engaged on a range matters including complex developments, overage agreements, portfolio disposals and corporate support. Associate Helen Ryan is experienced in advising landowners on residential developments.

Practice head(s):Ross Shine

Other key lawyers:Helen Ryan

Key Clients

The Swinton Group

Sofology

Better Bathrooms

Leonard Curtis

Sajed Investments

Ferraris Restaurant

Countyroute

Sanderson Weatherall

Parcel2Go

The T Brady Group

SUSD Holdings

National Football Museum

Work highlights

  • Advised The Swinton Group on more than 100 individual property transactions.
  • Provided HCP and Countyroute on CPO advice relating to a road scheme in Essex.  
  • Advised Sajed Investments on the acquisition of a near freehold investment of a property occupied by the Co-Op.
  • Advised Leonard Curtis on the disposal of a property owned by a club where the members had limited knowledge and evidence of title.
  • Advised T B Group Pension Scheme on the disposal of a site which is conditional on planning with phased payments, environmental complexities and strict compliance with the client’s pension fund requirements.

Gorvins Solicitors' expertise includes landlord, tenant and estate management work, property acquisitions and disposals, and funding and development agreements for commercial, residential and mixed-use developments. The property team also provides support to business asset and corporate acquisitions and disposals, handles secure lending work, and is engaged on real estate restructuring work in addition to distressed property disposals. It is instructed by a range of clients including local authorities, property developers, investors, banks and corporate funders, and it also acts for corporate and individual landlords and tenants. Managing partner Martin Hoare leads the team and Claire Beaumont acts for lender clients.

Practice head(s):Martin Hoare

Other key lawyers:Claire Beaumont; Colin Mellor

Key Clients

Urban Splash Group

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Marcus Worthington Properties

Peel Media Limited

European Metal Recycling

New City Vision

Inner City Music Limited T/A Band on the Wall

Lundy Projects

FO Developments

Wood Restaurants

Redsun Projects

Oldham Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advised Wood Restaurants Chester on an operating agreement and brand licence for new hotel, which is under construction, relating to restaurant food and drink services.
  • Advised Redsun Projects on the acquisition of a complex site from Wirral BC, together with associated development agreements for development and disposal.
  • Advised Urban Splash UK Residential on the purchase of 40 apartments at Velvet Mill, Lister Mills, Bradford.
  • Advised Urban Splash UK Residential on the purchase of 10 new build properties at Irwell, Riverside, Salford
  • GM Chamber of Commerce on the re-gear of multi floor leases, together with associated Deed of Variations.

Commercial property boutique Land Law LLP handles a full range of property-related mandates with 'deep expertise' across development work, investment transactions, property finance and property management work. Managing partner Angus Whyte is 'exceptional' ; Helen Davidson has a 'wealth of experience'; Paul Grundy acts for developers, investors and landlords; and recently promoted partner Nicola Jackson is regularly engaged by investment clients. Associate partner Tim Richards recently joined from Addleshaw Goddard and Sarah Bonwick  is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):Angus Whyte

Other key lawyers:Helen Davidson; Paul Grundy; Nicola Jackson; Tim Richards; Sarah Bonwick

Testimonials

'The team shows great responsiveness and dedication to each project.'

'It has a collaborative approach to transactions and the team has a good understanding of client objectives.'

'Sarah Bonwick is always responsive and is pro-active.'

Key Clients

Manchester Unity Friendly Society

De Trafford Estates

Quorum Estates

GE

Tata

Styles and Wood

The Peel Group

Eric Wright Group

Solvay

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Work highlights

  • The team advised landowner, the Alice Jackson Trust, in relation to the promotion of its site at Willaston, Cheshire through the planning process and its onward disposal for development.
  • Advised Manchester Unity Friendly Society on the £5.25m acquisition of an airport car park.
  • Advised developer De Trafford Estates on the purchase of the site for its No1 Castlefield development in Manchester City Centre.
  • Acted for Quorum Estates in relation to the sale of a portfolio of seven industrial investment properties.
  • Advised GE Aviation Systems on a conditional agreement for lease securing new warehouse and office premises for the aviation company client.

The 'growing' team at Myerson Solicitors LLP handles the full range of property work; the team is regularly instructed by developer and investor clients, and it also acts for a range of business clients throughout the region and beyond. It advises on residential and commercial property developments, and also houses portfolio management expertise, where it is often instructed by high-net-worth clients. Joanne Perritt heads the core commercial property team and the 'brilliant' Richard Lloyd leads the department.

Practice head(s):Richard Lloyd

Other key lawyers:Joanne Perritt

Testimonials

'The partners are easy to get in touch with and the other members of the legal team are quick to respond.'

 

 

Key Clients

Fortis Developments

Fairhome Group

Philip J Davies

Armstrong Brooks

LadBible Group

ICI Dulux/Akzo Nobel

Peninsula Business Services

Dean Property Group

Work highlights

  • The team has represented Fairhome on dozens of separate development projects, each involving the purchase and development of a property or properties, the leasing of the property to a registered care provider and the disposal of the completed investment to a pension fund.
  • The team advises Fortis Developments on a range of matters; it advised on the acquisition, forward funding and development of the Green Quarter 7 development in Manchester; the acquisition of Bridgewater Wharf in Salford; the development of phases 1, 2 and 3 of Adelphi Wharf, Salford; and the acquisition of a development site at Salford Quays.
  • Advised LADBible Group on the relocation of its London offices.
  • The team advises ICI Dulux Decorator Centres on the management of the leases of its 200 stores in England and Wales.
  • Advises Philip J Davies in connection with various property management issues relating to its substantial portfolio of properties.

Napthens LLP is instructed by quoted companies, national organisations, large scale regional developers and builders, as well as owner-managed businesses and individual property investors across Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria, on all real estate mandates. Jamie Allinson, who is based across the firm's Kendal and Preston offices, heads the overall team which includes: Preston team head Martin Beardsworth, who is regularly instructed by owner-managed businesses and SMEs; David Hill, who heads the Blackburn-based team, handles landlord and tenant issues; Kate Mallaband who heads the team in Cumbria and specialises in secured lending and refinancing matters; and Paul Hardy who leads the Blackpool-based team and acts for a number of GP partnerships and NHS Trusts.

Practice head(s):Jamie Allison

Other key lawyers:Martin Beardsworth; David Hill; Paul Hardy; Kate Mallaband

Testimonials

'The firm has a very positive and pragmatic 'can-do' culture which brings confidence in its professional ability and quality of service.'

'The team is very responsive in its communication.'

'David Hill is pro-active in negotiations and he is always prepared to go the extra mile to get deals concluded.'

Key Clients

Blackburn Diocese Board of Education

Mason Owen Financial Services

GT UK Holdings

The James Mercer Group

Inflata Group

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Halo Business Solutions

Taylor Patterson Trustees

Poppy & Jacks Nurseries

Graham & Brown

Textile Imports

Penna

Work highlights

  • Advised Thornton Sports and Football Club on an agreement with NPL Estates, the owners and developers of the Hillhouse Enterprise Zone in Thornton Cleveleys.      
  • Advised Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust Co Ltd on a complex lease matter.    
  • Advised Castle Green Hotel on the sale of a Cumbria hotel to global investors.
  • Advised Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the sale of the former Fleetwood Hospital.
  • Advised Kensington Development on infrastructure requirements for a major housing development.

Aaron & Partners LLP stands out for its expertise across ecclesiastical property and charity land work. The education, utilities, food and retail sectors are also key areas of focus, and it is also instructed on renewable energy and waste management mandates. The team is active on commercial and residential development matters and is experienced in agricultural land and estates work. Team head Simon Ellis frequently handles commercial property instructions and is experienced in the utilities and charities sectors. Emma McGlinchey, who joined in 2018 from Knights plc, acts for retail and food sector clients. Senior associate Lisa Moncur is 'first-rate' and is experienced in diocesan work.

Practice head(s):Simon Ellis

Other key lawyers:Emma McGlinchey; Lisa Moncur; Iwan Williams

Key Clients

Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water)

Mostyn Estates

Edenstone Homes

John Holford Charity

Chester Diocesan Board of Finance

Santander

HSBC

Knights of Old

University of Chester

Galliers Properties

Work highlights

  • Advised Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig  (Welsh Water) on the proposed extension of Waste Water Treatment Works, involving development over agricultural land subject to AHA tenancy, just outside the Snowdonia National Park.
  • Advised Edenstone Homes on a series of developments focused on the South Wales area.
  • Advised Knights of Old Ltd on the sale of a distribution warehouse in Northampton.
  • The team advises Galliers Properties on on-going investment property work.
  • The team advises the University of Chester Matter on a range of property matters.

Butcher & Barlow LLP¬†handles land acquisitions and is experienced in commercial and residential development.¬†Jonathan Aldersley¬†is experienced in the sale and purchase of public houses and also handles commercial refinancing.¬†John Hyatt¬†and Rebecca Jepson¬†handle transactions in the agricultural sector, and¬†James Hodgson¬†advises on commercial leases and investment property work.¬†The team welcomed the 'experienced'¬†Daniel Woodcock¬†from Chafes Hague Lambert LLP¬†in 2019.¬†¬†Recently promoted partner Zo√ę Paton-Crockett, who is experienced in land promotion and advises on the acquisition and sale of land for commercial and residential development, heads the team.

Practice head(s):Zoë Paton-Crockett

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Aldersley; Daniel Woodcock; John Hyatt; Rebecca Jepson

Testimonials

John Hyatt is able to efficiently complete deals without it seeming like a long winded process.

James Hodgson is meticulous in his work and is commercially aware to ensure that a deal can be done.

Jonathan Aldersley is very efficient, knowledgeable and responds quickly.

The team has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is able to effectively and efficiently handle complex property negotiations.

The team is very knowledgeable, capable and pragmatic.

Key Clients

Joseph Holt

Trustees of the Booth Charities

Svenska Handelsbanken

Renew Land Developments

Muller Property Group

Fords of Winsford

Pioneer Design and Build

Black & White Developments

Stretton Property Group

Staffordshire Waste

Land Recovery

Llanfaelog Rhosneigr

Orchard Green Developments

Work highlights

  • Represented a property investor on the sale of a multi-let industrial estate to an institutional investor.
  • Represented a valuable family trust fund in the promotion of green belt land which involved collaboration with an adjoining landowner.
  • Advised Renew Land Developments on the conditional acquisition and simultaneous sale of a public house and adjoining land to a housing association for residential development.
  • Advised Black & White Developments on the sale of a multi-let industrial site with construction elements
  • Advised Muller Property Group on the acquisition of a site intended for residential redevelopment by a housing association, which was simultaneously sub-sold together with another site already owned by the client.  

DTM Legal LLP specialises in commercial and residential real estate work. The team is experienced in agricultural law and acts for farming, rural and landed estate clients. The team is engaged on development mandates for landowners, house builders, wind farm, gas storage and other infrastructure developer clients. Sally Pilott specialises in development work; Stephen Lunt is 'very experienced'; and Paul Makinson is also a key partner. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of senior associate Robin Sharp from DWF. Sue Elias leads the residential department, and commercial property head Anna Duffy operates across the firm's Chester and Liverpool offices.

Practice head(s):Sue Elias; Anna Duffy

Other key lawyers:Sally Pilott; Stephen Lunt; Paul Makinson; Robin Sharp

Testimonials

The team provides a personal, prompt and professional service.

Sally Pilott is extremely approachable and knowledgeable.

The practice is extremely efficient and gives fast turn around times on complex legal issues, with plenty of detail.

Stephen Lunt is an exceptional commercial property lawyer; he is insightful, very quick and to the point, and is able to add commercial value.

Key Clients

Pro Investments Limited/FI Real Estate

The Anwyl Group

Archway Homes

Morbaine

Delamere Homes Pulford

Chester Rugby Union Football Club

Chester Zoo

Urban Space Property Holdings

Clogau Gold of Wales

Cygnet Group

Vast Visibility

Tattenhall Dairy Products

Helsby Parish Council

Wastdale Investments

Legat Owen

Manweb

The Majory Body Tees

Willan Group

Larchfield Bell

F & O Homes

A Bernie Queensferry Auction

FG Whitley & Sons

Dandy’s (Chester)

Vivio Developments

Marcol Developments

Kingmead

Kinsey Farming

Ursula Keyes Trust

Work highlights

  • Acted for The Anwyl Pension Trustees on the surrender of an existing lease to an NHS body, the grant of an Agreement for Lease with landlord’s works, and advised on the simultaneous completion of the lease and onward sale of the property as an investment property to the government body.
  • Advised the client on the purchase a property for the development of seven houses and refurbishment with subsequent plot sales.
  • Instructed by a client on the letting of a hotel to a large national chain.
  • Instructed by a client on a refinance deal of a newly converted residential developer.
  • Advised a national house builder on the purchase of land for the development of 82 dwellings.

Forbes Solicitors is experienced in property matters across the construction, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and sports sectors. Pension fund property transactions are also a key area of expertise. The team is increasingly active on development work and has been instructed by builder, landowner and large developer clients on residential and commercial projects. In addition, the team is increasingly active in the agricultural sector. Department head Adam Bromley also heads the firm’s SIPP & SSAS pension sector group; Tim Hollingsworth handles the sale and purchase of development sites; and Richard Clithero handles commercial property transactions and secured lending work.

Practice head(s):Adam Bromley

Other key lawyers:Tim Hollingsworth; Richard Clithero

Testimonials

The team is quietly very efficient.

The firm provides the personal touch.

Adam Bromley and John Pickervance ensure that deals work smoothly and will be accepted by all parties, rather than just stating what the problems or possible issues are.

Key Clients

WEC Group

Mattioli Woods (previously Taylor Patterson)

Lawrence Hunt & Co

Rushcliffe

GPC SIPP (formerly Guardian Pension Consultants Ltd)

Burnley Football Club

Paul Heathcote

Kepak Group

Hakim Group

McDermott Homes

Work highlights

  • Advised a food manufacturing client on its acquisition of the property portfolio of 2 Sisters Red Meat.
  • Acting for a manufacturing client in a de-merger involving the transfer of 12 industrial properties.
  • Advised a higher education establishment on a refinance with multiple lenders over different parts of the campus.
  • Advised a private individual on a very high-value land sale.
  • Acted for an agricultural farming client on the acquisition of land and a property portfolio refinance.

Hillyer McKeown LLP's Chester office works closely with colleagues in Liverpool to handle real estate finance work, and acts for a number of lender clients. The team is also active on acquisitions for investment and trading purposes, as well as landlord and tenant and development work. Ian Millington acts for owner-managed businesses, SMEs, charities and pension trustees. John Morshead handles non-contentious landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions, disposals and secured finance. Caroline Jones leads the residential and commercial property departments.

Practice head(s):Caroline Jones

Other key lawyers:Ian Millington; John Morshead

Testimonials

John Morshead handles transactions with professionalism and attention-to-detail, but also with a pragmatism borne of many years experience in the property sector.

Key Clients

One Planet Adventure

Protec International

Progress to Excellence

Progress Schools

Leaswood Properties

Anselmians Rugby Football Club

PBRT

Work highlights

  • Advised Protec International in its £4m acquisition of a plot of land at the new Markham Vale development.
  • Advised One Planet Adventure on the acquisition of an outdoor pursuits centre and associated use of the adjacent Llangollen forest with funding from HSBC and the Development Bank of Wales.
  • Represented Progress to Excellence and Progress Schools on a number of lease transactions.
  • Advised Leaswood Properties on the £1.35m acquisition of Burton Manor House.
  • Advised Anselmians Rugby Football Club on the £1.1m redevelopment scheme for its clubhouse.

SAS Daniels LLP has particular expertise in residential work; the team stands out for its experience in the land promotion sector and has advised on a number of land disposals for residential development. It is also instructed by owner-managed businesses on their property needs and handles development work. The estates and agricultural sector is also a key driver of the practice where James Goddard, who was recently promoted to partner, is noted. Elsewhere, James Clarke  handles development work and promotion agreements; Nigel Read leads the residential property team; Neil Powell is active on education sector work; and Andrew Clark handles development work. Recently promoted partner Scott Tams is instructed by social housing providers.

Practice head(s):James Clarke

Other key lawyers:James Goddard; Nigel Read; Neil Powell; Andrew Clark; Scott Tams; Steven Percy

Testimonials

Scott Tams consistently provides solid and prompt advice on a diverse range of matters.

 

 

Key Clients

Gladman Developments

Frederic Robinson

Willan Homes

Silkdale Properties

Henderson Homes

Enabling Homes

Anwyl Land

Handelsbanken

Nat West Bank

Clive Sall Architects

Beech Developments (NW)

Beluga Projects

Work highlights

  • Advised Wren Properties on its £2.9m acquisition of a prime high-street retail investment property.
  • Advised Henderson Homes (UK) as the purchaser of land for residential or commercial development from the Crown Estate.
  • Represented Enabling Homes on its acquisition and sale of a £9m portfolio of properties to a Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • Represented a developer client on the conversion of business premises to 34 residential units.
  • Represented client on the disposal of a residential development site with outline planning permission.

Slater Heelis LLP handles landlord and tenant matters for high-profile clients and is instructed on property transactions by investors. Residential development work is also a key area of focus for the department. Mike Fox handles complex landlord and tenant matters as well as site acquisitions and disposals; Zara Banday and Stephen Locke stand out for their experience in residential property transactions; Olajide Jay Lafinhan handles commercial and residential work; and Hannah Al-Shaghana is instructed by leisure and education sector clients. Will Henson in Manchester heads the team.

Practice head(s):Will Henson

Other key lawyers:Mike Fox; Zara Banday; Stephen Locke; Hannah Al-Shaghana; Olajide Jay Lafinhan; Lucy Porter

Testimonials

The team is flexible, helpful and diligent.

Mike Fox is superb, helpful, thoughtful and genuinely looks after the client's long term interests.

The team is extremely efficient, diligent and quick to respond.

Lucy Porter is extremely diligent and quick.

Key Clients

Gino D’Acampo Worldwide Restaurants

Tre Ciccio Altrincham

Tre Ciccio Holdings

Tre Ciccio (Bramhall)

Upper Brook Investments

Esprit Warehousing

Work highlights

  • Advised Gino D`Acampo Worldwide Restaurants on the lease for new restaurant premises on Temple Row Birmingham.  
  • Advised Tre Ciccio Altrincham on lease matters relating to the purchase of an existing restaurant business.  
  • Advised Tre Ciccio Ramsbottom  as a tenant taking a new lease of a new site, to open a second Tre Ciccio restaurant.
  • Advised Upper Brook Investments on its re-finance of 23 apartments at Q3 Development, Hyde Grove, Manchester to Lloyds Bank.
  • Advised Esprit Warehousing on a strategically important 10 year lease.

Baines Wilson LLP is active on a number of commercial and residential development projects, commercial property acquisitions and secured lending transactions. The team also handles landlord and tenant work across the region and beyond. The hotel, leisure and education sectors are key areas. Sean Logue heads the team where Duncan Harty and Laura Barnfield are also key figures.

Practice head(s):Sean Logue

Other key lawyers:Duncan Harty; Laura Barnfield

Testimonials

The team stands out for its overall competence and availability.

It has a high level of communication and has the willingness to go the extra mile.

It provides quality advice.

Work highlights

  • Represented Genesis Homes (North) on the acquisition and financing of a residential development site.
  • Represented Party A on its acquisition of a residential development site from Party B.

Blackstone Solicitors Limited is engaged by a range of clients including pension funds, investors, SMEs, private individuals, charities, retail and leisure sector clients, as well as banks and funders, on commercial property mandates. Nick Jackson, who is instructed by occupier, investor and developer clients, Michelle Rothburn and Jo Raby, who is head of residential conveyancing, are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:Nick Jackson; Michelle Rothburn; Jo Raby

Farleys Solicitors LLP handles a range of commercial property work including commercial leases, property finance, acquisition and disposals, estate management and mortgage advice, and the team also advises on residential and commercial developments. Stephen Greenwood in Preston, Blackburn-based Tom O’Neill and Ian Liddle, who is based in the Manchester office, head the team.

Practice head(s):Ian Liddle; Tom O’Neill; Stephen Greenwood

FDR Law is regularly engaged by commercial and residential developers, retail and leisure operators, corporate occupiers, and investors. It also acts for public sector clients and is experienced in education sector property mandates. Its experience includes strategic partnering and site assembly work, acquisitions and disposals, asset management, development and forward funding work. Team head Stephen Woodall acts for public and private sector clients; Charles Agar is experienced in private sector property development instructions; and John King handles contentious matters.

Practice head(s):Stephen Woodall

Other key lawyers:Charles Agar; John King

Testimonials

The the team provides advice in a down to earth and succinct way that assists clients to get to the heart of the matter quickly.

The team is very responsive and are very good communicators.

Stephen Woodall is a very good communicator and delivers an exceptional level of service; he has a great understanding of the commercial realities of the deals he transacts and he consistently adds value.

Key Clients

Network Space

Network Space Developments

Network Space Management

Beck Developments

Beck Homes (NW)

United Utilities Property Services

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Halton Borough Council

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

West Lancashire Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Work highlights

  • Represented Network Space on the sale of 25 separate commercial and industrial sites across the North West in a deal worth £93m.
  • Advised United Utilities Property Services on the disposal of a substantial area of land at Thorn Road, Swinton for residential development and the construction of a community park.
  • Acted on behalf of a client on the negotiation and completion of a property and asset management agreement in respect of a national portfolio of industrial and commercial sites.
  • Advised the client on the disposal of a substantial landholding at Appleton Thorn in Warrington for residential development.
  • Advised a retail management company on the negotiation and completion of a property and asset management agreement in respect of a mixed portfolio of 25 separate commercial and industrial sites across the North.

Harrison Drury & Co stands out for its experience in agricultural and landed estates management. The team also handles residential and commercial development, leases, landlord and tenant work, and is instructed by investors on property acquisitions. The firm offers experience across the charity and not-for-profit, industrial, manufacturing, leisure, hospitality, retail, transport and utilities sectors. Naomi Fell in Kendal is 'very approachable and hardworking', Owen McKenna in Preston is 'highly professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable,' and team head Simon England in Clitheroe is noted for landlord and tenant work.

Practice head(s):Simon England

Other key lawyers:Naomi Fell; Owen McKenna; Mike Fetherstone; Allan Sumner

Testimonials

The team is highly professional, competent and efficient.

The team communicates well with clients and is personable and comprehensive in its work.

The team has excellent technical understanding and has the ability to advise on a wide range of property law issues.

Naomi Fell is excellent and advises well in all circumstances; her frankness and go-getting attitude enables a smooth process.

The team is efficient in its delivery of service; the team often works to tight deadlines yet are thorough in their approach with a meticulous eye for detail.

Simon England has a broad knowledge base; he is shrewd and diligent in his approach and very thorough in the work he produces.

Key Clients

Eric Wright Group

James Alpe Developments

Eric Dunmore

PJM Property Investment

Sir Simon Towneley (Worsthorne Estate, Cliviger and Burnley)

Flavour Warehouse Holdings

Applethwaite

Linda O’Hanlon

Anvic Developments

Leeming Property

Astra Business Centre

Oakfield Park, Kirkby Lonsdale

Ballam Oaks

Stainton

Kannegiesser

Peter Jackson, the Jeweller

Chicken Delicatessen

Work highlights

  • The team acts for long-standing client Eric Dunmore, a prominent local businessman, on his varied property investment portfolio.
  • The team advises Applethwaite, part of the Eric Wright Group, on the provision of quality new build homes in the North West.  
  • Acted for a long-standing client on the sale of its interest in Astra Business Park for £4.7m.
  • Advised the developer of an exclusive collection of new houses.
  • The team advises Eric Wright Group on a range of property portfolio management matters.

Jolliffe & Co LLP is active on commercial and residential real estate work and is instructed by PLC clients and medium-sized private companies. Department head James Harris handles high-value freehold and leasehold commercial real estate acquisitions and is experienced in leisure sector work.

Practice head(s):James Harris

Key Clients

Animal Trust

Aviation Park (including CCB Property Partnership LLP & CCB Trading )

Bowsall

Brunning & Price

Challenger Mobile Communications

Chester Cathedral

Chester Zoo (the North of England Zoological Society)

Christopher Blackham

Crankshaft

Datascope Systems

Delamere Palatine

HIAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Rhino Products on its acquisition a new factory near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
  • Acted for the outgoing shareholders on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Pro-Vision Distribution for £3m.
  • Advised Bowsall on an option agreement for the development of land, subject to planning permission involving a section 106 planning obligation agreement with sub-sale to registered housing association.
  • Advised HIAB on the acquisition of the business and assets of Londonderry Garage (S.E.) , which included a new lease of the existing premises of the target company as part of the acquisition of the business and assets.

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