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Tarnya Pilgrim, Knowledge Lawyer at Penningtons Manches


Tarnya is a partner in the firm’s best practice group and a member of the strategy board. As head of the knowledge team, she is responsible for developing and driving the firm's knowledge management strategy and leading a well-regarded team of knowledge lawyers and knowledge experts. Together, using knowledge, technology and project management expertise, the team ‘makes things better’ - better for clients, better for the business and better for its employees. Members of the team provide insight on legal and technological developments and use knowledge management to redesign processes and systems to deliver exceptional client service. They also identify opportunities for the firm to collaborate with clients to help them deliver their own strategic goals.

Tarnya qualified as a commercial real estate lawyer in 1996 and has a broad range of real estate experience having acted for landowners, developers, tenants, retailers, banks and insolvency practitioners on development and investment projects, acquisitions and disposals, and landlord and tenant matters. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2010.

Recent work highlights

  • DocuSign Product Advisory Council member advising on the development of its HMLR e-witness product resulting in DocuSign being named as ‘Disruptive Technology of the Year’ in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2021.
  • Co-authoring the APSL/LPSLG guide on the use of electronic signatures for real estate transactions.
  • Co-authoring APSL’s ‘Coronavirus clauses for commercial investment sale agreements and agreements for lease’.
  • Gaining recognition at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2019 when the knowledge team was named as a finalist in the PSL/knowledge category.
  • Writing regular articles for publication in the Estates Gazette.

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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.

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