Georgina Savill-James > Trowers & Hamlins LLP > Exeter, England > Lawyer Profile

Trowers & Hamlins LLP
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Georgina specialises in all areas of residential property including development acquisition, portfolio acquisition work and large scale disposal programmes.

She qualified as a lawyer in 2000 having previously worked in the voluntary and statutory sectors providing specialist legal advice to tenants, leaseholders and having been a duty adviser at Central London County Court for those unrepresented at court proceedings.

She has been involved in a number of joint venture structures, regeneration projects and LSVT projects. She deals with auction disposal and purchases both tenanted and untenanted and is experienced in all aspects of development from site assembly, acquisition and disposal of units. Georgina works closely with clients to understand their key drivers and offers pragmatic advice tailored to that transaction.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

(Leading individuals)

Georgina Savill-JamesTrowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP‘s varied offering encompasses inward investment as well as a wide range of commercial and residential investment and development work; the firm is particularly strong on complex urban regeneration projects involving multiple stakeholders from the private and public sector. Georgina Savill-James and Chris Rundle co-lead the Exeter real estate team; Savill-James, in particular, is noted for her expertise in residential property matters – including portfolio acquisition work.  Other central figures include Ben Neary, who has specific expertise in investment property disposal; Nicholas Burt, whose residential expertise includes high street funding mandates; and Gail White, who has a proven track record of acting for clients in the education sector.

South West > Real estate > Social housing

The ‘effective team’ at Trowers & Hamlins LLP advises regulatory bodies, traditional housing providers and new entrants to the sector on issues across the space, including issue arising from the rent cap, MMC developments, building safety claims and portfolio acquisitions and disposals. Leadership duties are divided between Georgina Savill-James, head of the South West affordable housing team, and Hannah Jackson, who heads up the real estate finance security team. Hilary Pitts, who joined from Stephens Scown LLP in November 2022, is well versed in site acquisitions. Fellow site acquisition specialist Jack Frier frequently acts for developers and RPs. Alex Frankland‘s practice reach notably extends to estate regeneration schemes, while Sarah Cross deepens the real estate finance capability at the Exeter practice.