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Sarah is the national head of our real estate practice and sits on the firm’s Executive Board. She is recognised as being a leading real estate specialist, as well as for her retail expertise, by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Having formerly worked as an in-house lawyer at Boots, Sarah is particularly commercial and adept at getting transactions over the line. Clients say that she is the ‘go-to’ person for those complex, time-challenging transactions. Sarah has particular experience in dealing with the effects of omni-channel retailing on lease agreements and future-proofing these retail letting arrangements.
Sarah’s wide-ranging real estate experience includes development agreements, land promotion agreements as well as overages and clawback arrangements. She also has extensive experience in investment sales and purchases as well as office relocations and re-gears.
Recent retail experience includes high-profile acquisitions, re-gears, re-developments and complex phased relocations.
Sarah’s clients include Walgreens Boots Alliance, Wilko, Games Workshop, Motorsport Vision and Leicester Tigers.
Sarah speaks regularly at training events for the Property Managers Association. She also conducts bespoke training workshops for clients on a multitude of topics.
Acted for Boots in its acquisition of a new format, new concept store at Covent Garden.
Acted for Boots in the redevelopment of its Kensington High Street Store, which involved a number of phased relocations.
Acted for Gateway 14 in the acquisition of two substantial development sites in Stowmarket, to be developed as an Employment Park.
Acted for Motorsport Vision Limited in the grant of a lease to Aston Barclay at Donington Park – a great addition to this site.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has advised long standing retail client, Wilko on the sale and leaseback of its Nottinghamshire distribution centre in Worksop to logistics specialist DHL for £48m.