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Alison Lewis, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Real estate, Real estate investors, Retail

Profile

Alison is a commercial property lawyer advising on-shore and off-shore owners, occupiers, investors and developers on a wide range of transactions. These include acquisitions and disposals, sale and leaseback arrangements, joint venture agreements, development agreements (including planning conditions), Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 advice and drafting and negotiating asset management agreements. 

She acts for landlords and tenants on leases, licences and general portfolio management matters. Alison also advises on the property aspects of corporate transactions and works with our tax team to provide advice on all aspects of property related tax.

Alison’s clients include MRH (GB) Limited and its subsidiaries, which is the largest independent petrol retailer in the UK, Aspire Development Management Limited and Burford. Her clients have praised her for her ‘quick response’ and ‘sound commercial advice’. Alison is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales and is a member of the British Property Federation and Women in Property.

Recent work highlights

  • Leading the team advising on the sale and leaseback of a portfolio of petrol filling stations to AXA.
  • Advising on the property aspects of the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion plant together with option agreements for a further two plants.
  • Acting for a joint venture company on the acquisition of a golf course for redevelopment. The contract was conditional on various matters including planning, the removal of overage covenants and re-gearing occupational leases.
  • Advising on the subject to planning acquisition of leasehold land adjoining Manchester Airport for the construction of a new hotel.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP