Beth joined Emms Gilmore Liberson in November 2013, together with Mark Dakeyne from Bridgehouse Partners LLP. Beth has worked with Mark for several years, which has created a close working relationship that makes collaboration on complex property development projects second nature.
Beth qualified in 2003 at what was Wragge & Co LLP (now Gowling WLG), where she advised commercial developers of both industrial and mixed use schemes. From 2008 to 2012, Beth was at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, where she expanded her general development experience by advising local authorities, charities, schools, community organisations and registered providers on a variety of commercial, community-led and residential development projects.
Beth leads on:
- Promotion agreements acting for both landowners and developers to bring forward land for residential and employment uses on sites usually ranging from 20 acres to approximately 70 acres.
- Development agreements for a variety of brownfield and greenfield sites for residential, industrial and mixed use schemes including a recent town centre scheme with a build cost of £80 million. Other recent projects include a new health centre incorporating community facilities such as a library and pharmacy, the development of retail and industrial units on 50 acres, the sale and purchase of long leases for residential development (including student schemes and PRS) for an average of £10 million each time and electricity generation projects for both short term operating reserve and waste to energy with build costs of £4 million and £10 million respectively.
- Landlord and tenant work, which extends from securing pre-let agreements for new-build projects to renewal leases.
- Investment sales and purchases of retail, industrial and mixed use schemes for values ranging from £5 million to £16 million.
- Property management, including working closely with agents to advise on a variety of matters including the re-gearing of leases and removal of break rights, as well as licences to assign, underlet and alter to ensure occupational arrangements are managed to maximise their value for both a landlord and tenant.
Beth’s diverse experience brings an excellent understanding of the key concerns of the different parties who drive, and are involved with property projects, enabling her to anticipate areas of concern early and allowing her to offer the best commercial advice.