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Barry Sully

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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

Acting for developers, housing associations, local authorities and landowners, Barry has an understanding of the priorities and perspectives of each of these sectors (or “poacher turned gamekeeper” as one client describes him) which is invaluable in an era of greater partnering between the sectors; he uses that experience to assist clients in complex projects and find workable solutions.

Barry is currently advising on several major urban extension developments – such as to the towns of Mansfield and Lutterworth in the Midlands – and major regeneration projects including Miller Birch’s £120M mixed use redevelopment of the historic Guildhall complex in Nottingham city centre.


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.

East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

Browne Jacobson LLP's Nottingham team covers the entire ambit of commercial property matters for public and private sector clients. It performs equally well advising clients both on a standalone basis and as part of a wider national group, where cross-office support is required. Its market-leading reputation is underlined by its breadth of expertise; in the retail sector, practice head Sarah Parkinson has a wealth of experience of acting for household-name retailers on acquisitions and phased relocations, among other matters. The education sector is another strength of the firm, which advises on academy conversions, academy mergers, and acquisitions and disposals of freehold interests, among other mandates. Deputy practice head Barry Sully heads up a specialist development and housing team, which acts for developers, housing associations, local authorities and landowners. Elsewhere, the health industry is another key workstream of the practice. Suki Tonks, Robert Wofinden and Gabor Taller are other key figures.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing

Browne Jacobson LLP is widely recognised nationally for its full-service offering in the social housing sector, where its ability to draw upon strengths across multiple disciplines comes to the fore. It has a  longstanding track record in development and property work, but its wider practice also covers social housing funding (including private placement funding transactions), housing management, antisocial behaviour, insurance litigation and regulatory work. Illustrative of the firm's outstanding reputation, it counts two of Homes England’s strategic housing association partners as among its clients (out of a total of 15 partners nationally). Barry Sully heads up the practice, which has had an uptick in work from grant-funded development clients in relation to major development programmes, and has also had a strong flow of securitisation mandates. The firm also has a standout reputation in plot sales. In addition to Sully, Gabor Taller and Ben Standing are among the other recommended individuals at the firm.

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