Fionnuala joined our Development of Land team in 2017 as an established commercial property and development expert with over 20 years' market experience in the City of London. She delivers high-profile and complex urban development deals to UK and European property investors and developers.
Fionnuala is a member of the Irish Construction Network and is also a qualified solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.
Development of Land
Bringing decades of expertise and commercial insight to our Development of Land team, Fionnuala provides advice across the sector and is particularly experienced in the acquisition of complex sites, whether they be commercial, residential, retail or mixed use. She advises clients on unlocking land value through the use of permitted development rights, site assembly, ransom strips, building leases, rights to light releases, party wall agreements, and reviewing and settling development agreements. She also negotiates forward funding agreements and liaises with construction and planning colleagues and in-house teams on complex warranties, specifications and planning conditions.Fionnuala's experience extends to negotiating affordable housing leases, and she has specialist understanding of the railway sector.
advising on the property aspects of a prestigious, ¬£220m residential scheme in central London including title due diligence, site assembly, complex deeds of release in respect of rights to light, contractual sale and leasing documentation, warranties, affordable housing agreement for lease and negotiation of release of planning conditions
acting for a developer on the sale of an unregistered greenfield site to Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, including site assembly, highways issues, sub-sale, bespoke agreement for lease conditional on planning and supermarket lease
acting for a developer on the purchase and sale of a charitable educational institute premises with an aggregate deal value of £25m
acting for a bespoke retailer on the acquisition, construction and development of a factory with ancillary office accommodation, including negotiation of complex amortisation of development costs with the seller over a 20-year term on an initial site value of £10m
acting for a developer client on the acquisition of a £30m UK retail HQ, including forward sale, anti-embarrassment provisions, limitation of environmental liability, site assembly, anti-competitive provisions and joint venture agreement
acting for a developer on the acquisition of a landed estate in a four-day contract race at a value of £10m
‚ÄúFionnuala was a critical success factor in many deals we did together. She is tough, fast, thorough, a top negotiator and counsel whom I truly trust.‚Äù-
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