"Lucy has provided a first class legal service in a professional, timely and friendly manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lucy to colleagues, business associates and friends and I have already done so on several occasions.”
Will Gannon, Director W & SG Developments Ltd
Lucy is a senior associate in the Real Estate team. Having previously worked in the legal section at Devon County Council, she then trained and qualified with Michelmores.
Lucy advises on a range of commercial property matters, including the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold properties, the granting and taking of commercial leases, Agreements for Lease, Conditional Contracts, secured lending work, estate management, refinancing transactions and property aspects of business sales and purchases.
She acts for a range of clients including those in the leisure and tourism industry and the education sector. Her clients include private companies, charities, developers, banks and pension funds.
She is also part of the Charities Sector, acting on behalf of charities in property-related matters, including asset transfer arrangements, incorporation aspects and advising on compliance with charities law. Lucy also undertakes ecclesiastical property work and works closely with the Registry for both Exeter and Truro Dioceses, based at Michelmores.
- Acted for a large hotel group in the acquisition of a hotel acquired as a going concern, to increase the group's portfolio. The transaction involved a sale by administrators and the resulting challenge of negotiating suitable warranties and meeting a demanding timescale.
- Acted in the acquisition of a leasehold property in London for a higher educational institution with an annual rent in excess of £100,000. This involved a former church building and required analysis of the basis of occupation and consideration of the building's consecration.
- Played a key role in the acquisition of ground rent portfolios for an investment fund. The transaction required management of internal teams undertaking property due diligence and the generation of centralised reports and updates for the client, as well as identifying potential title defects and ways to overcome these.