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Laura Gorman, Associate at Penningtons Manches


Laura is a partner in the real estate team specialising in commercial property. She advises clients across a variety of sectors including education, life sciences, property development, charities and retail.

Laura has particular experience in advising both developers and landowners on residential and commercial development schemes, including site assembly, funding and onward sales/lettings. She also acts regularly for tenants in the science and technology sectors taking leasehold premises, particularly start-up and spin-out companies, and assists those acquiring newly built premises. She has significant experience acting for charitable clients on property disposals and advising on compliance with the relevant regulatory regime.

Recognised by The Legal 500 as a ‘rising star in her field’, Laura is a committee member of the Thames Valley region of Women in Property. She is a keen writer and her articles have appeared in Estates Gazette and a number of local industry publications.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting landowners on a 300 acre promotion agreement for the development of a regional rail and road freight warehouse and distribution scheme.
  • Acting on new store developments for 23.5 Degrees, Starbucks’ first UK franchised business partner.
  • Advising a developer on the acquisition, development, funding and letting of a new care home site.
  • Assisting a number of spin-out companies from Oxford University with lettings of specialist laboratory premises.
  • Acting for a charitable client on the disposal of a significant residential development site to a UK housebuilder.

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