Partner, Head of Real Estate and Property
James leads our Real Estate Global Sector, and is Head of our Property Group.
Following the appointment of Pinsent Masons’ Property Team to our Legal Panel we have been very impressed with the level of service we have received across all aspects of our UK Real Estate Portfolio. The team, headed up by James Crookes, splits their resource between their London and Leeds offices, which provides a good level of accessibility to the legal team, whilst providing a cost benefit overlay for our more standard work. The team adopts a commercial and responsive approach, which enables our Fund Managers the ability to operate efficiently on time critical projects
Gareth Dickinson - Head of Property, Royal London Asset Management
James has many years’ experience of commercial real estate, with a particular focus on undertaking investment and asset management work. He has acted for clients on a wide variety of acquisitions, disposals, fundings, developments and lettings, including major portfolio transactions, joint ventures and complex financing models.
James also specialises in developing and implementing innovative service delivery models, which maximise efficiency and consistency of approach for our clients.
James is responsible for our Real Estate relationships with a broad range of investors including UK and European institutions, fund managers, private equity houses and property companies.
Partner, Global Head of Energy
Melanie is Global Head of Energy at Pinsent Masons and a projects lawyer with over 20 years' experience of energy, infrastructure and construction projects in the UK and worldwide.
Partner, Head of Office, Leeds
Jacqui heads our Leeds office, specialises in advising corporates and corporate trustee boards on the liability management of large occupational defined benefit pension schemes.
Stephen has over 15 years of experience and can deliver the full range of investment and development advice although he has a particular focus on residential, student accommodation and alternative asset projects.