Partner

Banking & Finance

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Testimonials

Strong on delivery, focused on the job, Jill is a dedicated and professional lawyer who goes the extra mile to ensure each project is delivered on time in a stress-free manner so we can get on with running our business. We are delighted she is on our team.

Julian Curnuck

Finance Director, Urban Splash

A solution-driven and highly effective lawyer who sets the gold standard for the delivery of legal services. Always acting with dedication and integrity she focuses on our business needs to ensure our objectives are achieved – a safe pair of hands who always delivers.

David Smith-Milne

Manging Director, PlaceFirst

Partner

Banking & Finance

Expertise

Jill specialises in all aspects of banking but with a particular specialism in real estate finance from hotels and shopping centres to residential and commercial developments. Jill has a broad understanding of all areas which would 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 skill.  She is proactive and dedicated to deliver each transaction on time, to her clients’ requirements and to the highest of standards.

Jill Advises

  • Corporate borrowers
  • Institutional investors

Experience Highlights

  • PlaceFirst – Advising PlaceFirst on its private equity and development facility financing arrangements from ESO to facilitate the redevelopment of derelict homes across the North-West with a target of releasing 1,000 units over a 5-year period.
  • Kitewood – Acting for Kitewood Properties in connection with its multi million investment facilities with Lloyds Bank PLC secured across 7 sites.
  • Secure Trust Bank PLC – Advising Secure Trust Bank PLC on various residential development and investment facilities.
  • Urban Splash – Advising Urban Splash on its multi-million development facility agreement from Lloyds Bank PLC in respect of residential developments at Lakeshore Timber, Bristol and Park Hill, Sheffield
  • Santander – Acting for Santander in respect of various residential and commercial development facilities.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Education

  • University of Lancaster – 1st Class LLB Hons – European Legal Studies
  • Nottingham Law School (LPC)

Interests

A keen sportswoman and lover of the outdoors. World Triathlon champion in 2010, having competed for Great Britain for numerous years. A love for fell running in the Peak District, and chasing after her young son. Travel and exploration, including scuba diving in the Blue Hole in Belize and walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a free consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

Strong on delivery, focused on the job, Jill is a dedicated and professional lawyer who goes the extra mile to ensure each project is delivered on time in a stress-free manner so we can get on with running our business. We are delighted she is on our team.

Julian Curnuck

Finance Director, Urban Splash

A solution-driven and highly effective lawyer who sets the gold standard for the delivery of legal services. Always acting with dedication and integrity she focuses on our business needs to ensure our objectives are achieved – a safe pair of hands who always delivers.

David Smith-Milne

Manging Director, PlaceFirst