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Knights plc

MIDLAND HOUSE, WEST WAY, BOTLEY, OXFORD, OX2 0PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01235 836600
Fax:
Fax 01235 836700
DX:
144160 ABINGDON-4
Email:
Web:
www.bsdr.com

Sarah Wildsmith

Tel:
Work 01235 836647
Email:
Knights plc

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Partner

Career

Sarah specialises in commercial real estate with an emphasis on landlord and tenant and development work. She joined the firm in 2015 from Clifford Chance (having trained at Clifford Turner). She has broad commercial real estate experience principally covering mixed use developments (acting for both local authorities and developers), leases (acting for both landlords and tenants), investment acquisitions, promotion agreements and property due diligence in relation to corporate and finance transactions. Sarah became a partner of the firm on 1 April 2017.


South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Comprising ‘experts in their field’, BrookStreet des Roches' team ‘really understands property’ and is seen as a market leader in the retail and pharmaceuticals sectors, as well as being strong for property investment, development and joint venture work and land development and promotion. Rosie Gibb heads the retail and leisure sector service offering and specialises in technical and high-profile landlord and tenant work, particularly for clients with complex group structures and property holdings. Gibb and associate Amy Brown acted for Parkwood TopShop Athletic, a joint venture between Topshop and popstar Beyoncé Knowles, on the acquisition of office space within a newly redeveloped premises to house the ‘Ivy Park’ sportswear brand. Head of team Martin Billings specialises in property investment, development and asset management work. Billings and associate Ariella Rubenchik assisted MEPC with the variation of a planning agreement at its business and technology park Milton Park. Jamie Barton, promoted to partnership level in April 2017, is noted for his work in the retail sector, servicing big-name clients including Arcadia, The Body Shop, McDonald’s Restaurants and Moss Bros. Charlie Seaward, Justin Winterbottom and Sarah Wildsmith are also noted as key practice members.

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