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ThomasPearson

Manchester, United Kingdom

3 Testimonials
2 Case studies
7 Articles

Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate
  • Landlord and Tennant
  • Agricultural Law
JMW Solicitors LLP

His niche specialism is development work within the care and leisure sectors. He acts for for a leading care and nursing home developer, who source, design, fund and contract innovative residential, primary healthcare and nursing home developments across the UK. Thomas recognises and understands the pressures and demands faced by clients enabling him to assist them in making commercial decisions on all aspects of commercial property. He regularly asked to speak on property related topics.

Previous Employment

DTM Legal LLP2010 - 2012

Partner, Head of Property

DTM Legal LLP 2008 - 2010

Associate, Head of Property

Walker Smith Way Legal 2003 - 2008

Associate

Experience

Thomas joined his firm from DTM Legal where he was Head of Property.  Thomas was a founding solicitor at DTM Legal and developed their property team from the outset - this gives him additional advantage when it comes to understanding clients’ needs and in assisting them in making commercial decisions on all aspects of commercial property.

After being appointed Partner in April 2010, aged 31, Thomas continued to build his reputation and client base in the North West. He specialises in all areas of commercial property but has particular expertise in development within the care and leisure sectors. Thomas acts for Castlemead Group Limited, who source, design, fund and contract innovative residential, primary healthcare and nursing home developments throughout the UK.

From a care home developer’s perspective Thomas has recently acted for Castlemead on nursing home in Bradford on Avon, Oswestry, Buxton and Chester with more in the pipeline.

From a Care Operator’s perceptive he has acted for Berrycroft Care on developments in Rochdale and Bury.

Thomas has advised on new-build care-home projects worth in excess of £100 million and once developed out, they will deliver 781 new residential care beds across 14 separate sites around the UK – half of which will be in the North West.

Thomas advises investor clients on a wide range of commercial property deals including residential development, acquisitions of residential portfolios and retail schemes.

Thomas’ expertise also extends to acting on Agricultural matters for farmers and landed estates having undertaken a significant number of complex voluntary registrations and large scale disposals.

Education

Keele University

University

1998 - 2002

LLB Dual Honours degree, French and Law, 2.1

Elizabeth College; Guernsey

Secondary School

1990 - 1997

A Levels and GCSEs

LPC

College of Law; Chester

2002 - 2003

LPC, Law, Distinction

Testimonials

Client testimonial

"Efficient and pleasant to work with. Hopefully we will work together again sometime."

Insolvency practitioner client

"I have worked with Thomas on several occasions and have found him to be extremely efficient in progressing cases.
He is always accessible to discuss matters and does so in a courteous manner. Most importantly I feel that he provides an excellent service at a competitive rate."

Client testimonial

"Thomas has recently dealt with the sale of a commercial property for myself and my business partners. He was recommended to us by a professional contact and he has assisted us throughout the transaction. Thomas has provided sound commercial advice to achieve the sale, together with historical issues on the title and queries have been resolved in a friendly and efficient manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thomas."

Case Studies

2016 work in brief
  • Acquisition of development sites for bespoke care home development
  • Investment acquisitions of C store developments and conversions (across the country)
  • Acquisitions and disposals of commercial investment portfolios
  • Acquisitions and disposals of residential developments sites across the country
  • Promotion agreements for development sites
2015 work in brief
  • Acquisition of development site for bespoke care home development 
  • Option Agreements for residential developments from 15 - 500 units
  • Preparation and delivery of bespoke property workshops inhouse
  • Investment acquisitions of C store developments and conversions (across the country)
  • Acquisition of commercial investment portfolios
  • Acting on a number of turnkey residential care home development schemes
  • Acquisitions of residential developments sites across the country
  • Landlord and tenant work on; offices, industrial and retail units
  • Acting for developer on mixed portfolio acquisitions for conversion to various uses
  • Advising on student development and rental schemes
  • Promotion agreements for development sites

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