A commercial real estate lawyer with particular expertise in the property development sector with a focus on retail.
Emma advises on all stages of commercial property development from site acquisition to ultimate disposal. This includes working closely with other professionals on planning strategy, environmental issues, property litigation, construction points and regulatory matters. She is experienced in landlord and tenant work including retail property portfolio management. Attention is focused on business-critical issues.
Emma advises a number of leading retailers in the UK.
Examples of how Emma has helped clients include:
- enabling a retailer to purchase a key site, despite competing housebuilder interest, by completing the necessary legal work within a month to allow an unconditional acquisition of the site;
- successfully assisting the expansion of a major retailer by ensuring that agreements with development partners to construct new stores incorporate sufficient protections regarding on-time delivery to the right specification; and
- ensuring new store opening dates are achieved by managing agreements with utility providers during limited lead-in times to ensure all necessary services are available prior to the store opening.