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Caroline Turner-Inskip

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Simmons & Simmons

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Real Estate


Caroline is a partner in the Real Estate team with a wealth of experience advising on the acquisition, disposal and portfolio management of commercial real estate assets. She specialises in advising banks and funders dealing with real estate financing, focussing on the asset in any financing deal. Caroline’s practice also focuses on dealing with CleanEnergy and renewables assets and she acts for both investors and funders in this is area.


Caroline trained and qualified into a leading national real estate practice. Caroline joined Simmons & Simmons in 2012 on the opening of its Bristol office and became a partner, heading up the Bristol team in 2018.


Basic French


BPF, Women in Property,  Bristol Property AgentsAssociation


Bristol Institute of Legal Practice


Skiing, Rugby and swimming

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Simmons & Simmons‚Äô property team has ‚Äėgreat strength in depth‚Äô and provides ‚Äėconsistently prompt and responsive service without sacrificing quality‚Äô. The department is particularly focused on large asset management, private capital and funds investment, and property finance. In one of the first major investment deals following the Brexit referendum, Matthew Hooton¬†advised Deka Immoilien on the acquisition of a 420,000 ft development site at Rathborne Square. Similarly, John Kelsey¬†assisted Deka Immobilien with the ¬£485m acquisition of Cannon Place, which was among the largest single-asset deals in 2017. Kelsey also advised London Properties on its ¬£100m+ sale of one of the market‚Äôs first large-scale co-living developments. Ali Crosthwaite¬†has acted for various development partners in matters including a joint venture data centre development and an office-led development in Central London. Further, the ‚Äėresponsive and practical‚Äô Richard Hopkinson-Woolley¬†is advising Tishman Speyer on the refurbishment of Economist Plaza at London St James‚Äôs. Additional contacts include Deian Rhys¬†and Nick Jones. Simon Gardiner¬†joined the team from¬†Pinsent Masons LLP, and Caroline Turner-Inskip¬†was promoted to partner.

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    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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