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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Barry Sully (partner) was appointed as deputy head of the property department in November 2018 and is also head of our development and housing team. With over 25 years’ experience, he specialises in development land disposals and acquisitions, joint ventures, urban regeneration, complex site assembly, mixed-use schemes and housing projects.

Acting for developers, landowners, local authorities and housing associations, Barry understands the priorities and perspectives of these sectors (or is a “poacher turned gamekeeper” as one client likes to describe him). In an era of greater partnering between sectors, Barry uses this experience to help clients find workable solutions. He knows what the market will and will not accept; what works and what doesn’t.


Trained Rotheras (now Rothera Dowson) 1991-1994; qualified 1993; Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar, Peterborough 1994-96; Eversheds, Nottingham 1996-2007; Browne Jacobson, Nottingham partner 2007.


Law Society.


Parkview Comprehensive, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; Nottingham University (1990 LLB Honours).


Travelling, film, real ale.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Barry SullyBrowne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s large team in Nottingham leverages the firm’s nationwide reach to advise private and public sector clients on all aspects of major real estate projects, including those spanning multiple jurisdictions. ‘Fantastic lawyer’ Sarah Parkinson has a particularly strong track record of assisting clients with large-scale retail and property developments. Barry Sully specialises in land acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, urban regeneration projects and mixed-use schemes. In an ongoing highlight, Sully is advising Leicestershire County Council on an urban extension to the town of Lutterworth, comprising 2,750 new homes, two new schools and various other public facilities. Suki Tonks, Robert Wofinden and Gabor Taller are also recommended.

East Midlands > Real estate > Social housing

Browne Jacobson LLP has the bench strength to advise developers and housing associations on all aspects of large-scale affordable housing developments, including strategic partnerships, funding transactions, planning permissions and plot sales. Its team includes Gabor Taller, who has particular expertise in social housing development work and funding arrangements. Barry Sully specialises in regeneration projects, mixed-use schemes, joint ventures and social housing projects. In a recent highlight, Taller and Sully advised EMH Housing and Regeneration Limited on the acquisition of a site for the £12m development of 65 extra-care apartments and other facilities in Leicester. Associates Ben Standing and Holly Chadwick are also key members of the group.