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Jenny Birrell Partner T:01865 811753 M:07946 016330

A commercial real estate lawyer.

Jenny advises on the property aspects of corporate transactions and real estate development including financing, acquisitions and sales, landlord and tenant matters such as restrictive covenants.  She is experienced in drafting complex sale and purchase agreements involving overage or profit sharing as well as negotiating planning and development obligations.

Jenny’s clients include major retail and technology companies, usually with specific accommodation needs or pre-let agreements, developers of student accommodation, and local authorities including Oxford City Council.

Recent examples of how Jenny has helped clients include:

  • enabling the sale and redevelopment of an inner-city swimming pool for affordable housing, despite local objection and without the need for judicial review;
  • protecting school grounds from a housing development by demonstrating a lease break clause could not be applied by the freeholder; and
  • achieving the sale of land for housing by balancing the requirements of a playgroup, local authority and developer.