Senior Associate

Experience

Jamie acts for commercial, charity and private clients in all aspects of transactions involving commercial property, including general commercial property work, both transactional and management, sales, purchases and refinancings. He also advises on all aspects of landlord and tenant work including granting and taking new leases, lease renewals, assignments and underlettings. Jamie has corporate property transaction experience including amalgamations, mergers and asset sales and purchases, as well as residential property experience such as the sale and purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties. He advises on residential tenancy, in areas including student housing and residential care. He has significant experience advising on public sector spin out transactions and continues to act for a range of charities and social enterprises working in this area.

Examples of recent work

  • Advising an international charity on taking a new head office premises in central London
  • Advising on the property aspects of a merger of two charities working in youth services
  • Advising on property matters in relation to development projects for charities
  • Acting on the financing for the redevelopment of a local community centre including various property-related matters
  • Acting for various trade associations and employer federations in their property matters and relocations
  • Acting on the purchase of substantial conference centre premises for a religious charity
  • Acting for a union in disposals of its various properties
  • Acting for a large national charity advising on its property portfolio
  • Advising a heritage charity on the property aspects of spinning out services from a local authority relating to 18 different sites
  • Advising a London art gallery on receiving a donation of property
  • Advising on property aspects of a substantial legacy to a religious charity
  • Acting for a number of leisure centre owners and operators on their property issues
  • Acting on the grant of leases of advertising hoardings with profit share arrangements

Qualifications and career

  • Birmingham University, BA (Hons) History, 1998
  • Birmingham University, MA Economic and Social History, 1999
  • BPP Law School, Post-graduate Diploma in Law, 2004
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2005
  • Training contract with Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 2007

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Joint editor of property law section of Jordans Charities Administration Service
  • Advisor at the South West London Law Centres
  • Registered Property Professional for the Ethical Property Foundation and provides pro-bono advice to small charities
  • Member of Charities Property Association
  • Member of Charity Law Association