Ann Cojeen > Browne Jacobson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
14th Floor, No.1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman square, Spinningfields
MANCHESTER
M3 3EB
England

Work Department

Property

Position

Ann, a Senior Associate, joined the firm in April 2018 to work with Victoria Thourgood in the national health and social care real estate team.  

She had worked at Hempsons from 2002 to 2015 where she acted predominantly for NHS clients including the Secretary of State for Health (now the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care), Acute Trusts, Community Trusts, an Ambulance Trust, Mental Health Trusts, a learning disability Trust, Primary Care Trusts and subsequently Clinical Commissioning Groups.  She also acted for some independent healthcare clients including GPs and opticians. 

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Ann spent three years at Pinsent Masons acting for Homes England and two residential developers on housing developments and some local authorities on regeneration schemes.

Her particular expertise is in development work and asset management in both the primary and secondary healthcare sectors.  She has acted on several LIFT schemes in the North West. 

Ann is currently acting for East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (“EMAS”) in relation to the blue light scheme.  This project involves the three emergency services, ambulances, fire and police who are implementing a strategy to co-locate services and improve estates efficiencies across each of the emergency services.  EMAS has about 70 sites across four counties.  Several of these sites are included in the project.  The work is a mixture of sales of surplus sites and granting and taking of leases.

Besides EMAS, Ann has been working recently for Derbyshire Community Services NHS Foundation Trust in relation to two third party developments, Langham Park Homes Limited for the purchase and sale on of part of a supported living site in Devon, a GP practice leasing part of a surgery to a pharmacy and an institutional lender on the financing of a new medical centre in Solihull.

Besides the day- to-day work, Ann is also a mentor for students from Manchester Metropolitan University and closely supervises several junior members of the health and social care real estate team.

Career

Hempsons – 2002 to 2015 
Previously, Pinsent Masons