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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP¬†is praised for its¬†‚Äėexcellent knowledge‚Äô, particularly regarding development projects in the retail, food and healthcare sectors. Practice co-head Richard Mays¬†specialises in acting for retailers and developers; he recently led advice to Associated British Ports on the redevelopment of the Green Port Hull and Siemens' letting of Alexandra Dock, and assisted Kensington and Edinburgh Estates with the redevelopment of a property in Islington for a mixed-use scheme. Other highlights included acting for Wykeland Group on its sale of a site to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and advising Watergate Developments on the development and lettings of @theDock in Hull. Clients also single out co-head Paul Barker, Stephen Unwin, who is praised for his ‚Äėcommercial awareness, attention to detail and speed of response‚Äô,¬†Chris Waterhouse, who primarily acts for property developers,¬†Amanda Fenton, who handles investment acquisition work, and Adrian West. The practice also leverages its new Scarborough office with Christopher Harrison¬†assisting with agricultural properties and rural issues.

Gosschalks¬†is¬†‚Äėone of the best in the sector, with unbelievable knowledge of its clients and experienced solicitors‚Äô. The practice has¬†experience in the licensed, retail and leisure sectors; clients include William Hill Organization, which it advises on national property matters including site acquisitions and estate management transactions. Other mandates included acting for the shareholders of Humberside Aggregates on its sale to Breedon Southern, assisting Horncastle Group with the sale of a multi-let industrial estate in East Yorkshire, and handling all national acquisitions, disposals and lease renewals for the Age UK retail portfolio. Costcutter Supermarkets Group, Sally Salon Services, Wellington Pub Company and Moto Hospitality are also clients. Mark Teal¬†leads the practice, which includes Craig Beetham, who advises local developers on site assembly issues, and Charlotte Chilcott, who handles developments, landlord and tenant issues, high street leases and agricultural property matters.

Chris Crystal heads the department at Rollits LLP, which includes Glenn Craft and David Hextall. Crystal is recommended for secured lending work, site acquisitions and clients in the agriculture sector, Craft focuses on the retail sector, and Hextall handles landlord and tenant matters, sales, purchases, development work and freehold issues. Director David Stone is also recommended for development projects. The team regularly handles mandates in the renewable energy sector, particularly in bio-gas and anaerobic digestion projects; food sector acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations, and education sector work focusing on academy projects and higher education matters. Clients include Reckitt Benckiser, Fenner, The Helmsley Group, Bishop Burton College and Hull City AFC.

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