Jessica Ready > Shoosmiths LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
PO15 7AG

Work Department

Real Estate


Jessica’s recent experience includes advising:

  • a large investment trust on the acquisition of a retail park for £82 million;
  • an air navigation service provider in relation to its day to day requirements including acquisitions and leases of radar and navigation sites, as well as disposals of non-operational sites including overage agreements;
  • a technology operator on all aspects of its UK property portfolio;
  • a property investment company on the £220 million property refinance, redevelopment and letting of restaurants and retail units at a landmark asset in Central London;
  • landowner and developer clients on the grant of wayleave agreements relating to back haul provision as well as rooftop and greenfield sites; and
  • on all aspects of corporate support transactions.


She qualified in 2009 and joined Shoosmiths’ real estate practice in 2011 after four years with Southampton firm Lamport Bassitt (BDB Pitmans).


Jessica has an LLB in law from Exeter University.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire

The commercial property team at Shoosmiths LLP handles transactions and advisory matters for investors, developers, corporates and public sector organisations at both a regional and national level. The firm boasts a growing foothold in the retirement-living development market, while the arrival of Sara Hampson from Laytons LLP strengthens its expertise in residential and mixed-use projects. Practice head Joanne McGuiness is noted for her rail infrastructure and regeneration credentials, acting on behalf of key public and private-sector stakeholders. Mehar Patel concentrates on property finance mandates, especially on behalf of education-sector occupiers. Principal associate Jessica Ready fields a range of investment and commercial development instructions. All named lawyers are based in Solent.