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Gemma Smith

Gemma Smith

Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Law

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 2012

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Gemma Smith is an associate solicitor in our award-winning Commercial Property team.

She is experienced in a wide range of commercial property work, including commercial landlord and tenant matters, the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold property and secured lending, as well as advising charities and ecclesiastical bodies on property matters.

Blandy & Blandy LLP was named 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards and as a finalist again in 2018.

Gemma joined Blandy & Blandy LLP in 2014, having qualified as a solicitor in September 2012, and became an associate solicitor in 2017.

She is a regular speaker at the firm's annual property & planning law seminar.

Examples of recent work

  • Dealing with the property aspects of a tactical and commercially sensitive relocation of a local charity’s head office.
  • Advising on a sale and leaseback of part of a mixed use property with Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 rights of first refusal requirements.
  • Acting on behalf of a number of banks in respect of secured lending with transactional values of up to £5 million.
  • Advising on the sale of a multi-million pound development property in Reading town centre.
  • Acting on behalf of several companies (representing landlords and tenants) in negotiating conditional agreements for lease, some of which also incorporate landlord and tenant works.
  • Advising a company in respect of several leases as part of a group company re-structure and following that the sale of a multi-unit industrial warehouse site.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial leases (landlord & tenant) 
  • Development land
  • Sale and purchase of commercial property
  • Secured lending (property finance)

Professional Memberships:

Member, The Law Society

Education:
College of Law (Guildford), LPC 
University of Reading, LLB (Hons)

Accreditations & Awards:
Finalist - 'Property Law Firm of the Year' Thames Valley Property Awards 2018
Winner - 'Property Law Firm of the Year' Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

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