Joanna Beattie-Edwards > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
SO15 1GA

Work Department

Core real estate - energy and natural resources


Jo,  a Partner,  works in real estate and is a sector specialist advising clients on large energy projects involving complex property agreements incorporating funding and development arrangements.  She has been involved in various clean energy technologies including solar and onshore wind developments.

One of her clients is The Crown Estate and she has extensive experience in maritime estate management carrying out onshore, foreshore and offshore property related work. This has included drafting options, leases and licences for pipelines, cables,  outfalls and bridge crossings, marine aggregate extraction agreements including capital and commercial dredging agreements.

Alongside this she works on more traditional property transactions advising local developers, national bodies, research councils and energy clients on land based transactions ranging from purchases, sales and leases through to redevelopment projects, joint ventures and logistics centres.


Qualified in 2000 with Bond Pearce; subsequently Senior Associate 2011;  Legal Director 2017 following merger with Bond Dickinson LLP,  Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 2022

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP fields a significant commercial property team from its office in Southampton, with experience handling the full range of real estate work for a diverse client base. Tim Burbridge heads the team, and acts primarily on development matters including option agreements, conditional contracts, overage payments, site assembly, and profit participation. Jonathan Hobbs advises investors on disposals and acquisitions across all asset classes, and Alistair Walton acts for corporate occupiers undertaking strategic acquisitions, retail chains doing acquisitions and disposals, and clients dealing with significant property portfolios. William Akerman handles investment and development work, and Adam Taylor-Smith is strong on clients in the logistics and hotels sector. Nikki Powell was promoted to partner in July 2021, and is developing a niche practice assisting clients with large-scale property maximisation programmes. Particular focuses in recent years has been the renewable energy sector, where Anthony Alderman is a key contact, and maritime estate management, where legal director Joanna Beattie-Edwards shines. Stephen Baker is well regarded for his broad commercial property experience, and managing associate Georgina Hook provides strong support. Associate Brittany Beaumont, who joined in May 2021 from Clyde & Co, is also recommended.