Liz is an experienced commercial property lawyer who has acted extensively for property investors and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposal and management of real estate assets. Liz is proactive, commercially-minded and committed to getting her clients the results they want.

  • Property Investment and Development Companies
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Tenants
  • Business Owners
  • Insolvency Practitioners

Acquisitions, Disposals and Finance Work:

  • Currently advises RBS, Santander and Assetz Capital in connection with the financing and refinancing of various commercial and residential property assets throughout the UK.
  • Advising both lender and developer in connection with the proposed acquisition and refinancing of a block of 56 residential apartments for conversion to serviced accommodation for BAE Systems employees.
  • Acted for Energy Power Resources Limited in the sale, leaseback and refinancing of a £164 million power station portfolio.
  • Completion of due diligence exercise in connection with the sale of the Roadchef portfolio by Delek Group.
  • Negotiated the purchase of a central London office block conditional upon planning. Drafted and negotiated documentation for subsequent onward sale for mixed use residential and retail purposes.
  • Acquisition of a development property in Westminster for £39 million.
  • Acted for Great Portland Estates Plc in connection with the refinancing and ongoing management of a multi-use property on Kingsway.
  • Due diligence and preparation of 18 certificates on title in connection with a re-financing of the Quercus Healthcare Fund.
  • Advised on the acquisition and subsequent re-financing of a mixed use office, retail and residential block in Mayfair for £16 million.
  • Acted on various auction sales of receivership property for The Royal Bank of Scotland.

 

Portfolio Management Work:

  • Acted for market-leading procurement and indirect material management company IESA Limited in connection with the lease of their new HQ in Warrington.
  • Acting for a subsidiary of Stewart Milne Group in connection with the letting of the refurbished Trencherfield Mill complex in Wigan.
  • Acting for Katana Property Limited dealing with numerous lease negotiations in connection with their portfolio of investment and development property in the South of England.
  • Dealt with all aspects of letting and management work in respect of a portfolio of seven multi-let properties owned by Stow Securities Plc comprising both retail and office space in London’s West End over a four year period.
  • Responsibility for the preparations for sale and all aspects of letting and management work arising in connection with administration of Times Square Shopping Centre, Sutton, by Allsop LLP.
  • Acted for Mitsubishi Estate Company & Stanhope PLC on various management issues and related transactions in respect of Paternoster Square Estate, London, dealing with tenants such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and the London Stock Exchange.

 

Development Work:

  • Acted for Quintain Estates and Development Plc on various matters relating to the acquisition and redevelopment of a large plot of land surrounding Wembley Stadium.
  • Acted for a joint venture partnership between British Waterways, Ballymore Group and Canary Wharf Group, including negotiating and documenting releases of rights of light with numerous property owners in connection with the redevelopment of Wood Wharf, a seven hectare site adjacent to Canary Wharf.

Previous Law Firms:

  • Berwin Leighton Paisners’ Lawyers on Demand
  • Nabarro
  • Simmons & Simmons

 

Previous Businesses:

  • Actis Capital

 

Education:

  • University of Oxford (BA)
  • University of the West of England, Bristol (Legal Practice Course)

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