Joanne McGuiness > Shoosmiths LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
PO15 7AG

Work Department

Real Estate South


Joanne has considerable experience in advising on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and the property aspects of corporate based matters. Her practice encompasses development work in the Rail, Industrial, Retail and Leisure sectors as well the large scale portfolio management, disposals and acquisitions in the retail, leisure and corporate occupier sectors and complex strategic acquisitions. Joanne acts for a number of well know developers, retailers, insurers, manufactures and corporate occupiers. Joanne heads up the Real Estate Team in the Solent office.


Joanne qualified in 1987 and joined Shoosmiths as a partner in 2005, having previously worked at Denton Wilde Sapte (now SNR Denton) where she was made a partner in 1999.

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.