Judy is a Partner in our Real Estate team and joint head of the firm's Living Sector.

Judy has wide experience of acting for investors, developers, landlords, banks and funding institutions.

She has extensive experience of investment, development and asset management work across real estate and with a particular focus on the Living Sector. Judy also works closely with the Banking and Finance team on real estate finance transactions acting for both lender and borrower clients..

She regularly advises institutional and other business clients by getting involved with them from initial appraisal through to completion and offers proactive solution driven advice to them and their wider teams.

Judy is passionate about the Living sector including BTR, SFH, PBSA, student accommodation, later living and care, residential development, sustainable finance, ESG, social housing, further education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and logistics.

Judy assists clients including Allied London, Moorfield, Aviva Investors, Packaged Living, Vistry, Avant, Torsion Developments and Morrisons on deals all across the country.

Her recent project experience includes advising:

  • property aspects of the portfolio of properties at Spinningfields and St Johns in Manchester and Leeds Dock;
  • acquiring sites for development by a leading institutional investor acquiring and developing single family housing schemes;
  • on forward funding deals for a number of institutional investors on assets in multi family housing, co-living and student accommodation schemes;
  • a range of leading UK Banks and alternative lenders on development and investment funding as well as refinancing of various high value sites across the Yorkshire region and nationally; and
  • on a range of acquisitions, disposals and property management deals for a national investor client.

Judy has been at Shoosmiths for over seven years and has worked with the other partners since joining to drive the growth of the Leeds office and Real Estate team. She was previously a partner at Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office and before that a partner at Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds.


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