Kirsty Chalkley > Shoosmiths LLP > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Kirsty advises on a broad range of real estate matters with a particular focus on commercial development work including pre-lets and forward funding transactions. She has extensive experience managing property portfolios for major plc clients and household names and deals with all aspects of Landlord and Tenant work. Kirsty acts for a wide variety of clients including developers, investors, landlords and occupational tenants principally in the Later Living sector and in the retail, licensed and leisure sectors.

Kirsty’s experience includes:

• managing acquisitions for Revolution Bars Group PLC on its ambitious bar restaurant roll out programmes, and managing all aspects of its property portfolio;
• acting for private commercial development companies on conditional acquisitions, sub-sales, disposals, pre-lets and forward funding arrangements;
• advising Mercedes-Benz on all aspects of its property portfolio, including acquisitions and disposals, development of new dealerships and real estate asset management matters; and
• dealing with conditional turn-key development agreements for a well-known national hotel chain.


She trained at Laytons before joining Shoosmiths in June 2011 as a newly qualified lawyer.


Kirsty studied at the University of Manchester, the Universite de Bourgogne in Dijon and the College of Law in Chester.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The Milton Keynes team at Shoosmiths LLP advises clients on a broad range of commercial property matters, including acquisitions and strategic work for major PLCs, sales and purchases for investors, care home and retirement village issues, corporate occupancy transactions, and mix-use retail and leisure developments. Practice leader Steve Wiltshire has experience in dealing with strategic developments under promotion, option and hybrid agreements. Catherine Williams is a commercial and mixed-use development expert acting for developers, operators and corporate occupiers, while Lisa Williams advises landowners on the sale and development of land. Principal associates Chris George and Kirsty Chalkley are additional names to note.