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Blake Morgan LLP

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Ruth Leadbitter

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Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Commercial property.


Ruth has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property work including landlord and tenant, the sale and acquisition of land for development, funding arrangements and the development of estates strategies, for clients in a variety of sectors including health, education retail and energy.

London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Blake Morgan LLP's multi-disciplinary team, which is made up of litigators and corporate, real estate and employment specialists among others, provides 'an excellent service'. Matthew Smith, who is the head of the education sector practice, assisted Hereford Sixth Form College with its conversion to academy status, which included preparing a funding agreement with the Department for Education, and advising on due diligence issues, revised governance arrangements and asset transfers. Tim Forer led a substantial team that handled a large-scale title review and academy conversion project for a schools trust. In other work, the team advised the National College for Teaching and Leadership with disciplinary actions taken against a number of teachers in connection with the so-called Trojan horse letter, which alleged a strategy by some individuals to take over and run schools on strict religious principles. Penny Rinta-Suksi and Ruth Leadbitter are other names to note.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Leading individuals

Ruth Leadbitter - Blake Morgan LLP

Within: Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Ruth Leadbitter heads the team at Blake Morgan LLP, which is recommended for ‘a great overall level of service and knowledge’ and providing advice ‘with a commercial view in mind’. The healthcare, science and technology, energy, central and local government, and development sectors are particularly important for the practice. Leadbitter is particularly experienced in the public sector and acts for clients from the healthcare and local, central and devolved government sectors, with one ongoing matter seeing her advise Harwell Innovation Centre on the continuing development of its science park. Andrew Miscampbell is known for his experience in the healthcare and renewable energy sectors, with key clients including Barclays Bank and MedicX/Octopus. Michael Ward advises numerous medical practices on all aspects of surgery development and assists healthcare developers with the provision of care home facilities, while senior associate Deryn Bassett is well regarded for her expertise in the energy sector, particularly with respect to coal and gas power projects. Paul Brame left the team to join Pitmans LLP.

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