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Pamela Young

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Property
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I have spent most of my twenty years+ of qualification working for two of the top international law firms, from newly qualified solicitor to partner and head of commercial property. I have represented a wide variety of clients including pension funds, lending institutions, investors, local authorities, airports, government agencies and energy providers on a wide variety of work types including:

  • Real estate investment and portfolio work, such as the acquisition and disposal of standing investments;
  • Pre-development work including site assembly, planning, grant and acquisition of easements, funding;
  • Acting for various Banks and other lending institutions in connection with the provision of finance for investors and developers;
  • Acting for Insolvency Practitioners appointed by the Banks and Lending Institutions to deal with distressed property assets and providing strategic advice to Banks, Lending Institutions and Insolvency Practitioners in relation to the management and disposal of distressed property portfolios
  • Property management including the grant and acquisition of leases and landlord and tenant issues;
  • Corporate support;
  • Local authority transactions including purchase, sales, highway closures and highway improvements, compulsory purchase transactions, leases, regeneration, environmental enhancement schemes and site assembly;
  • Acquisition and disposal of contaminated land sites;
  • Acquisitions and disposals at auction;
  • Acquisition of power stations;
  • Providing strategic advice to the public and private sector concerning distressed developments and insolvent investments and resolving disputes between the parties

I am known for being thorough, pragmatic and commercial and take the approach that there’s always a solution to a problem. The skill is to ensure that the solution is appropriate for the individual client, without exposing them to unnecessary risk.

I am a CEDR accredited commercial mediator and Advanced Negotiator and as such, believe that many disputes can be resolved without the need to go to court, hence saving cllients’ money, time and emotion.

Being a qualified business coach helps me to flush out and understand clients’ business objectives and drivers so that our team can work more effectively with clients, as trusted members of their team rather than be seen as external advisers.

Previous Employment

Pinsent Masons2003 - 2011

Partner; Head of Real Estate, Manchester

DLA Piper.1995 - 2003

Experience

I have acted on many high profile cases over the years, including:

  • Acting for Bank of Scotland in connection with the £360m funding of Mediacity, home of the BBC based in Salford;
  • Acting for BP Pension Fund on the acquisition of a £175m industrial and distribution park, the continued portfolio management and the subsequent disposal;
  • Acting for Centrica plc in connection with the acquisition of three gas fired, electricity producing power stations;
  • Acting for the Homes and Communities Agency in the provision of strategic advice relating to the stalled housing development market due to the recession
  • Acting for the Homes and Communities Agency, working in collaboration with Manchester City Council, in connection with the regeneration of a high profile site for the development of 400+ residential units;
  • Acting for the Automobile Association in connection with the sale of its Headquarters
  • Acting for Manchester Airport in connection with the site assembly of the second runway at Manchester International Airport;
  • Acting for British Gas in connection with the acquisition of its new Headquarters and relocation of staff
  • Acting for a care home provider on the property elements of the sale of the company with 200+ care homes;
  • Providing strategic advice to Waters Corporation in connection with the acquisition of land  and the £60m construction of its new UK headquarters; providing strategic advice and dealing with the disposal of the surplus properties following relocation to the new Headquarters;
  • Acting on the property elements for Yates’s Group in connection with the sale of Yates’s Wine Lodges;

Education

The College of Law, Chester

College

1995 - 1996

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