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Shoosmiths LLP

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 2West MidlandsUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Accomplished commercial property practice, noted for its experience in matters pertaining to the education, retail and automotive sectors. Excels in residential development and social housing matters, and maintains a healthy reputation for its property investment work. Also noted for the strength of its property finance group.

Strengths

A client says: "The property team is good and can also bring in other in-house expertise when required."

Work highlights

Advised Nurton Developments on its flagship strategic site at Branston Locks, Burton on Trent, which has planning permission for up to 2,500 new dwellings and 1 million sq ft of employment floorspace.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Hood acts for real estate developers and investors on a wide range of property transactions. She also has particular expertise advising clients in the automotive sector on property portfolio management.

James Needham specialises in development work, regularly acting for developers, land promoters and landowners. He has extensive experience in advising clients on strategic land matters, funding and collaboration agreements related to both commercial and residential development projects.

Jason Jackson leads the firm's real estate offering in the Midlands. He acts for clients in relation to commercial real estate development, with particular focus on logistics sites.
"He has a good eye for detail but can also see the bigger picture and concentrates on winning the pivotal points as opposed to point-scoring against the other side."

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Overview

With one of the largest multi-disciplinary real estate practices in the UK, Shoosmiths brings leading insight and expertise to any property transaction or dispute, regardless of size or complexity, ensuring a highly-skilled and commercial approach that goes beyond simply advising on ‘the law’.

Shoosmiths delivers national solutions supplemented with local knowledge, allowing us to bring the best of both worlds to our clients’ transactions. With 13 locations across the UK, our knowledge of our cities and regions, as well as the connections we have in the local markets and sectors, means we can support our clients in a more intimate way, which factors in the nuances of those markets.

Our solutions-focused approach means we take time to really understand our clients’ objectives and the drivers behind their deals. We like to get to know our clients, ensuring we fully align with their wider real estate ambitions and appreciate their diverse requirements and challenges. We want to understand their strategic drivers so that we can be proactive, intuitive and get them to their goals swiftly. One size does not fit all.

Delivering real estate projects which help shape the landscape and communities in which we live and work is a genuine motivator for our lawyers and at the heart of Shoosmiths’ real estate offering. Our lawyers are naturally inquisitive and excited both by the law and doing deals.

In short, we live and breathe real estate.

Real Estate

Shoosmiths LLP

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Location

2 Colmore Square

38 Colmore Circus Queensway

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6BJ

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West Midlands

Real Estate


Catherine Hood
Band 3
James Needham
Band 2
Jason Jackson
Band 2