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Kirstie Allerton

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Finance and Projects.


Kirstie Allerton has extensive experience in real estate finance, acting for numerous lenders and borrowers actively involved in the real estate sector on a broad range of transactions involving both senior and mezzanine debt, investment and development funding and tax-driven structures. Kirstie also has a wide range of experience with many types of property and sectors including commercial, retail, student accommodation, hotel, retail, healthcare and leisure. Kirstie is a partner and the co-chair of the UK Real Estate Sector within DLA Piper.


Board member of the Yorkshire Development Board for Marie Curie Cancer Care


University of Hull, Law and French LLB (Hons), 1999

Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Kirstie Allerton - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Banking and finance

DLA Piper UK LLP is ‘a top-tier firm’ that is ‘very commercially aware and able to provide advice at a business level and not purely on technical legal points’.  Kirstie Allerton leads the practice and specialises in real estate finance work with notable expertise in the hotel, industrial and student sectors. Clients also praise the ‘incredibly knowledgeableSarah Day and the ‘technically excellent’ Anna Robson, who are experienced in debt finance and asset-based lending; Day recently advised Nisa on its refinancing with Wells Fargo and HSBC, and assisted RBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC and Wells Fargo as funders with the provision of a debt facility to Speedy Hire. Project finance and legal director Laura Gordon worked with energy expert Natasha Luther-Jones to act for Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group on the financing of a windfarm project by Nanclach in Scotland. Aviva, Sun Capital, Henry Boot, Emerald Publishing and Town Centre Securities are also clients.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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