Helen is a real estate lawyer with experience of a wide range of property work including investment acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, leasehold transactions (acting for both landlords and tenants) development and project work. Her main clients include investment funds, retailers and leisure operators.

Her recent experience includes:

  • the disposal of a portfolio of multi million pound investment properties for a large investment fund client;
  • assisting in advising a household name retailer in relation to a long running planning and development dispute in Birmingham, achieving exchange of the related disposal within two weeks;
  • the acquisition of a multi-million pound portfolio of six investment properties for a household name retailer; and
  • advising a national retailer on the development and subsequent leasehold acquisition of new build pharmacy premises in various locations around the country.

Helen joined Shoosmiths in 2008 from Freeth Cartwright LLP where she trained and qualified in 2004.


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