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Winckworth Sherwood promotes three new partners

Wed 09 Apr 2014

Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has today (9 April 2014) announced the promotion of Real Estate solicitors James Mackay, Gemma Pryke and Will Rutter to the partnership. This story has also featured in CityAm.

The firm now has a total of 47 partners and 140 fee-earning staff.

Roger Fitton, Managing Partner, Winckworth Sherwood, said: “We are delighted to welcome James, Gemma and Will to the partnership.  Our Real Estate practice is thriving as the economy recovers.  The practice has secured some major mandates from social housing providers, housebuilders, commercial developers and financial institutions.

“We are well positioned to advise on the increasingly complex nature of development transactions in and around London.  We are very excited about the contribution and impact this young talent will have on the market.”

James Mackay, Real Estate Development and Investment Funds

James advises large developers, lenders and investors on high profile public and private developments and property and portfolio investment sales and purchases.  He acts for a wide range of clients including residential and commercial developers, investment and pension funds and public bodies.

James brings to the partnership wide ranging experience and expertise in institutional investments and portfolio management that will cement and enhance the firm’s existing offering.  He has recently completed the sale of a hotel in the City and is currently dealing with a number of investment purchases for a leading investment fund.

Gemma Pryke, Real Estate Litigation

Gemma advises on the full range of contentious real estate issues.  She has particular expertise advising leading London real estate developers on vacant possession strategies and complex rights of light issues, as well as advising a wide range of commercial and residential property owners and occupiers on landlord and tenant issues.

Gemma has recently led a rights of light strategy for two substantial central London mixed use redevelopments including reporting on the risk of claims for interference with rights of light, risk management options and negotiating terms for indemnity insurance policies.

Will Rutter, Social Housing

Will advises a number of the largest housing associations on major regeneration and residential development schemes.  He also has expertise in advising on stock rationalisation projects involving disposals and acquisitions of tenanted stock and EU procurement law.

Will is advising Genesis Housing Association on its largest regeneration project, delivered in partnership with Berkeley Homes and Hackney Council, involving 4,600 homes, community facilities, schools and business units on the Woodberry Down estate in Hackney.  Will is also advising Southern Housing Group on its ongoing stock rationalisation programme, having recently acted on the sale of units to Raglan, Sovereign, Croydon Churches Housing Association, Paradigm and L&Q.

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