Ellis Gardner-Browne > Shoosmiths LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Partner, Real Estate


Ellis is an investment, retail, leisure and petroleum specialist with vast experience. He undertakes complex transactions, investment and occupier aqcuisitions and disposals, and, project work. 

He has worked with many household names in the retail and leisure sector including Arcadia Group, Sears Group properties, WHS, ETAM, Waterstones, Bodyshop, Swarowski, Mountain Warehouse, Pizza Hut,  Karen Jones CBE, Fulham Shore Plc, Wallgreens Boots Alliance, Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Tesco, Value Retail ( Bicester Village) and others.

In the petroleum sector he worked for many years with the largest independent petroleum retailer in the UK, MRH Group until sale of the group in 2017. He continues to work with Starbridge Limited and SGN.

Ellis is client partner at Shoosmiths for Wallgreens Boots Alliance, Pizza Hut, Estee Lauder, SGN, Starbridge,, Mountain Warehouse, Leftfield Capital, Fulham Shore Plc,  amongst others

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Shoosmiths LLP‘s Nottingham team often acts for large investors on a broad range of property transactions, including portfolio acquisitions and joint venture transactions. In addition, the firm advises clients on corporate occupancy, commercial development and property finance. Ellis Gardner-Browne typically acts for occupiers and investors on joint venture transactions and projects in the logistics industry. Sean Burke advises occupiers, retail developers and investors on major site acquisitions and disposals. Deborah Gordon Brown has standout expertise assisting investment funds with all of their activities in the commercial property space. David Morley is another notable individual.

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

Under the leadership of Gary Assim, the retail group at Shoosmiths LLP excels in real estate mandates, restructuring work and administrations, employment issues and data protection matters. The team advises Boots on all matters relating to its English, Scottish and Northern Irish real estate portfolio, and also handled the CVA of Monsoon Accessorize. Assim focuses on IP matters, Beth McArdle in Birmingham handles corporate occupier real estate work, Solent-based Stuart Lawrenson advises on employment issues, and Kirsty Black and Wayne Nash are Manchester-based real estate litigators. Other key names include corporate partner Sanjeev Sharma, who is based in the Thames Valley office, and Ellis Gardner-Browne in Nottingham, who handles transactional mandates.