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About Tessa

Tessa joined Winckworth Sherwood in March 2017. Tessa specialises in commercial landlord and tenant work, and she has acted for a wide range of clients including the University of Cambridge, local authorities, national and international retailers, shopping centre operators, commercial and mixed-use developers, small investors and high net worth individuals.

Recent Experience

  • Assisting on acquisitions and sales of commercial and residential development sites
  • Assisting with the negotiation of surgery leases with GPs and funders
  • Advising Barratt on infrastructure arrangements for the redevelopment of the former Boleyn Ground in Upton Park
  • Acquisition of new head office premises and a distribution centre for Bunnings Warehouse
  • Acting for commercial landlords and tenants in relation to matters such as drafting and negotiating leases, lease renewals, portfolio re-gears, licences and ongoing property management advice
  • Advising a local authority on the purchase of several investment properties including a Royal Mail sorting office, a former magistrates’ court building and a mixed retail/leisure property in southern England

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Career Experience

2017 to present: Chartered Legal Executive, Winckworth Sherwood

2015 to 2017: Chartered Legal Executive, Dentons UKMEA LLP

2012 to 2015: Chartered Legal Executive, Boodle Hatfield LLP

2007 to 2012: Paralegal then Chartered Legal Executive, Marks and Spencer plc

2005 to 2007: Paralegal, Mills & Reeve 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