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Weightmans LLP

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Janice Weatherly

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Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Real estate.


Partner in the real estate department, specialising in all aspects of commercial property work including site acquisition and development, property finance, property investment and property development; leases, landlord and tenant and healthcare. Janice leads the firm’s real estate education team which has seen strong growth in the sector. Janice is also a key player in the firm’s healthcare team.


Associate and partner in two previous Merseyside firms; joined Mace & Jones 2003; partner 2005 (merged with Weightmans May 2011).


Nottingham University; College of Law, Chester.


Karate, outdoor and sporting activities.

London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

At Weightmans LLP, team head Martin Vincent is the client partner for universities including Bangor University, Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire. Other key partners include real estate expert Janice Weatherly and highly regarded employment law lead Mark Leach. Vincent is advising Birmingham City University on expansion models aimed at expanding into the Vietnam market. In other highlight work, the team is advising Queen Mary University of London on its contract to deliver a global MBA programme through the University of London International Academy. Partner Andrew Roberts handles contentious matters and is advising Middlesex University on a fitness for practice challenge involving matters such as student discipline, professional practices and compliance with procedural requirements.

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North West: Public sector


Within: Education

At Weightmans LLP  Martin Vincent  and Janice Weatherly  are singled out for particular praise. The team is primarily focused on higher education and is known for its advice to universities in highly sensitive situations such as student suicides and on campus deaths. Highlights included advising the University of Cumbria on its collaboration with 12 other universities, FE colleges and employers in the North West to deliver the Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme, one of several regional programmes funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to support the most disadvantaged young people in England to progress into higher education. Other key clients include Open University, Bangor University and Greenwich University. It recently advised a major university on its plans to build a new sports centre at a substantial cost. The primary use of the building will be sports activities for students.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Liverpool

Within: Commercial property: Liverpool

Weightmans LLP is commended for its public sector expertise and the team regularly handles city centre and town centre regeneration projects. It is also active on residential projects and has particular expertise across the retail and education sectors. +Clive Bleasdale is experienced in city centre regeneration projects, leads the local government real estate group, and advised Denbighshire County Council on several real estate-related matters. Matthew Williamson advised Bibby Distribution on the sale, assignment and leaseback of a freehold and leasehold 160,000 sq ft warehouse. Christopher Grady specialises in residential development and advised a national housebuilder on its proposed purchase of a site in Chelford, Cheshire. Royal Mail Group, Bruntwood, Pure Leisure Group and Peel Holdings are also clients. National head of property operations David Tabinor is experienced in volume real estate instructions and Janice Weatherly heads the real estate education practice. Associates Thomas Starkey, who is a social housing specialist, Frank La Rocca, who heads the national plot sales team, Susan McGorian, and Jonathan McMaster, are also key figures.

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