Sarah Coates > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Real estate


Sarah is a partner in the firm’s real estate division in Cambridge. She is experienced in all areas of real estate practice, with particular expertise in the acquisition and set-up of commercial and residential development sites, development finance, pension fund sales and purchases, and secured lending and refinance work.  

She acts for a full range of clients. Her recent track record includes representing a number of public sector bodies and both local and national residential developers on large mixed-use regeneration and development projects, advising on site assembly, overage agreements, development agreements and the sale of affordable housing plots to registered providers. 


Joined Penningtons Manches in 2015, having spent the majority of her time since qualifying in 2006 practising within the Cambridge area.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge

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Practical, clear advice is given‘, notes a client of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, adding that its lawyers are ‘knowledgeable, and the fact that they presented issues with possible solutions was appreciated‘. The firm acts for global banks, developers, housing associations, science parks, colleges and wealthy families in real estate matters, and counts Samsung Cambridge Solution and HSBC UK Bank among its clients. Practice head Sarah Coates has notable expertise in the acquisition and set-up of residential development sites, development finance secured lending and refinance work and landlord and tenant matters. She advised Hilltop Credit Partners on the £3m acquisition and development facility for a residential project in Brinkworth. Senior associate Giorgia Clements is recommended for her work for property investors.