Jess acts for developers, institutional landlords, corporate investors and occupiers on disposals, acquisitions and lettings, as well as providing property assistance in corporate transactions.

Jess’s recent experience includes advising:

  • an air navigation service provider in relation to its day to day occupational requirements including acquisitions and leases of radar and navigation sites and disposals of non-operational sites, with specialist input in relation to its requirements as a Code Operator;
  • the UK’s leading rolling stock financier and asset management company on its acquisition of the freehold interest in the largest specialist rolling stock storage site in the country;
  • on the acquisition of warehouse/logistics premises for a multinational electronics client with a deal value of £23m;
  • on the asset management of a London based investor with a large national property portfolio as well as its acquisition and disposal programmes;
  • a property investment company on the £220m property refinance, redevelopment and letting of restaurants and retail units at a landmark asset in Central London; and
  • landowner and developer clients on the grant of wayleave agreements relating to back haul provision as well as rooftop and greenfield sites.

Jess has an LLB in law from Exeter University. She qualified in 2009 and joined Shoosmiths’ real estate practice in 2011 after four years with Southampton firm Lamport Bassitt (BDB Pitmans).


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