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Laura Gorman, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Real estate


Laura is a senior associate in the real estate team specialising in commercial property. She has a broad commercial background, having trained in a variety of practice areas including commercial real estate, financing, tax and corporate law.

Acting for a wide spectrum of clients, from FTSE 100 companies to individual investors, Laura has experience across several sectors including retail, leisure, industrial, life sciences and renewable energy. She advises on a range of non-contentious commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, transactional landlord and tenant matters, property development, real estate financing and the property aspects of corporate transactions.

Laura is a committee member of the Thames Valley region of Women in Property. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2016 from another leading UK law firm where she qualified in March 2015.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting on new store developments for 23.5 Degrees, Starbucks’ first UK franchised business partner.
  • Advising a number of spin-out and start-up companies in the science and technology sector looking to secure premises for the first time.
  • Acting on new lettings and property management matters for White Stuff.
  • Advising on the property aspects of a substantial refinancing for a real estate investment client.
  • Assisting landowners on a 300 acre promotion agreement for the development of a regional rail and road freight warehouse and distribution scheme.

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