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About Jamie

Jamie advises on a broad range of commercial property transactions with a particular focus on the retail and leisure sector, development work and occupier side transactions across various sectors. Jamie advises domestic and international UK headquartered clients on a range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, HQ relocations, sale and leasebacks, lease regears, development agreements and portfolio management. Jamie also provides support on corporate restructures and refinancing deals with a real estate element. He has particular experience in the negotiation of concession agreements allowing retailers to operate units under licence in airports and railway stations.

Recent experience

  • facilitating the sale of a portfolio of properties for a multinational retailer to raise funds for reinvestment elsewhere in the business;
  • assisting an international restaurant chain with its UK acquisition programme including leasehold and freehold purchases and the negotiation of development agreements;
  • supporting a British headquartered major international retailer on the relocation of their global headquarters;
  • advising clients in various sectors on headquarter relocations;
  • negotiating framework agreements for major retailers within supermarket chains to enable the rapid roll out of “stores within stores” enabling the retailers to quickly expand to operate from a number of supermarket stores;
  • completing a lease of new premises for a leading charity on terms which will enable them to switch between retail, logistics, offices and warehousing use depending on their needs.

Professional memberships

  • Law Society

Career Experience

November 2019 - present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

April 2019 - November 2019 : Partner, Knights Plc (following its acquisition of BrookStreet des Roches LLP)

2017 - 2019: Partner, BrookStreet des Roches

2012 - 2017: Senior Associate, BrookStreet des Roches LLP

2009 - 2012: Associate, Ashurst LLP

2007 - 2009: Trainee, Ashurst LLP

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2020

MIPIM 2020

We are delighted to be attending MIPIM 2020, the leading real estate event for property professionals. Our team will be in Cannes and will be delighted to meet up with you. Meet the team If you are attending MIPIM and …

Palais des Festivals,. Cannes, France


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Thursday 27th February 2020

Build To Rent Forum 2020

We are delighted to be involved with the BTR Forum again in 2020. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas. This year’s theme is ‘Build …

155 Bishopsgate Conference Centre. London EC2M 3YD


Speakers: Karen Cooksley