Tom Willows > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix
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Work Department

Real estate:  residential


Tom is a partner in the Residential team within the Real Estate business group, with a particular focus on residential development and investment.

Tom acts for a number of house-builders and residential property investors and has expertise in site acquisition and assembly; development agreements; forward funding agreements; conditional contracts; options; collaboration and joint venture agreements.

Tom acts for a number of plc house-builders including Bellway, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon and for residential investors including Grainger and the Hearthstone Residential Investment Fund.

Tom is at the forefront of our Build To Rent offering and acts for a number of developers and investors, specialising in the forward funding of newly built Private Rented Sector sites, including mixed use developments.

In addition, Tom oversees the firm’s volume plot sales team, acting for a number of plc and small to medium sized house-builders, transacting in excess of 1,400 plots each year.


Trained Dickinson Dees; qualified 2005; associate Dickinson Dees 2009; managing associate Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Bond Dickinson 2017; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in November 2017.


UK Apartments Association

Lawyer Rankings

North > Real estate > Commercial property: Newcastle

(Next Generation Partners)

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is praised by clients as ‘always available to give high-quality advice’, which it provides on the full spectrum of real estate issues including investments, developments and regeneration projects. The group has also recently been active in PRS and build to rent projects and the energy, education, retail and transport sectors. Nigel Emmerson and John Ralph jointly lead the group; Emmerson is focused on the housing and residential investment sector, while Ralph handles transactional and real estate finance work. Michael Brown also handles financial matters, Tom Willows advises on residential development sites, and managing associate Emma Garfit assists with residential investments with a particular focus on Central London properties. John Booth departed to an in-house role.