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gunnercooke LLP

Work Department

Real Estate




Bev is an experienced real estate lawyer, specialising in residential and commercial development.

Over the last 25 years,  Bev has advised some of the UK’s largest property and construction firms and has worked on many flagship developments both in the East Midlands and Nationally, including the regeneration of a Town centre, the development of a 250 acre ex-colliery and many out of town retail and restaurant developments.

Bev deals on a day to day basis with strategic land transactions including land assembly, options, planning promotion and collaboration agreements, conditional contracts, overage agreements.

She also has experience of dealing with complex landlord and tenant matters involving Agreements for Lease, Leases, Surrenders and lease management work.

Bev has been recognised by the Legal 500 as providing ‘sound commercial advice’ and her clients praise her for her in-depth technical knowledge and pragmatic and commercial approach.

Previous Law Firms

  • Solicitor at Actons Solicitors, Nottingham 1999–2004
  • Partner and Head of Development at Flint Bishop LLP, Derby 2004–20


  • Nottingham Trent University (LLB (Hons))
  • Nottingham Law School (Diploma in Legal Practice)

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

gunnercooke LLP’s commercial property client base is made up of developers, contractors, landowners, promoters and investors. Alongside general residential and commercial development as well as property investment work, the team has niche specialisations in property related finance and equestrian sport matters. The ‘very experienced team of senior lawyers’ includes Brendan Walsh, Matthew Grocock and Bev Simms. Walsh specialises in developments, including student accommodation, care homes, logistics and light industrial, and approaches deals ‘from a pragmatic commercial basis’. Grocock is experienced in acting for registered providers of social housing and Simms has particular experience in town centre regenerations.