Partner

Experience

Jamie is a partner in the Real Estate department acting 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 has extensive experience of advising on technical aspects of charity property law, including legacies and trusts. 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 tenancies, in areas including student housing and residential care. He has significant experience advising on the property aspects of 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

  • Acting on the purchase of substantial conference centre premises for a religious charity
  • Advising on technical aspects of charity property law for a large charity in structuring its new head office and charity hub arrangements
  • Advising on the property aspects of the £15million 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
  • Advising a private care home operator on property aspects of its business re-structuring
  • Acting for a number of large national charities advising on their property portfolios
  • Advising heritage charities on the property aspects of spinning out services from a local authorities including memorials and grade 1 and grade 2 listed buildings
  • 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
  • Acting for a large national union on its property portfolio

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
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 2007
  • Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2017

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Co-author of Jordans The Charities Acts Handbook, 2016
  • Volunteer 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
  • Volunteer coach at local sports club