Jill specialises in all aspects of real estate finance including development finance both in the UK and overseas.  Matters range from new debt, refinancing or restructuring existing debt to sub-participation arrangements. Jill has a broad understanding of many aspects which will have an impact on the financing arrangements from construction procurement methods, property title reporting, corporate structuring considerations, planning and tax.

Jill especially relishes the project management and delivery aspects of her work drawing on her strong interpersonal and communication skills.  She is proactive and dedicated to deliver each transaction on time, to each client’s requirements and to the highest of standards.

  • Clearing banks
  • Institutional investors
  • Investment Funds
  • Corporate borrowers
  • Sigma/Gatehouse – 15-Site Private Rented Sector Scheme – Advising Barclays Bank PLC in respect of a total of £70m development and investment facilities to a joint venture vehicle for the purposes of acquiring, developing and then managing a total of 987 residential units across 15 sites throughout the North West of England.
  • HSBC – Second Quartet Portfolio – Advising HSBC Bank plc in respect of investment and cap ex facilities to the Second Quartet Fund. The facilities were for the purposes of acquiring and then turning around a portfolio of distressed assets.  The deal included settlement and priority arrangements in respect of existing security of the outgoing funder which was to be retained but subordinated in priority to the security of HSBC.
  • HSBC – Bluemantle Restructure – Acting for HSBC in respect of senior facilities to refinance existing facilities to the Bluemantle group of companies. The HSBC senior facilities, together with Longbow mezzanine facilities, were to be utilised to refinance the existing indebtedness of Bluemantle and assist it in turning back into a performing concern.
  • MediaCity Refinance – Acting for the Peel Group in respect of refinancing its £325m facilities with a club comprising Lloyds and Citi. The five year facility enabled the Peel Group to maintain positive leasing momentum towards full occupancy of MediaCity and to further the regeneration of the Salford Quays area.

Education

  • University of Birmingham (BA)
  • University of Nottingham (MA)
  • Nottingham Law School (PgDL and LPC)

 

Previous Law Firms

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner

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