Gemma James.

Partner

Gemma is a Solicitor specialising in all aspects of commercial and residential property. Having previously trained and practised at long-established Kent-based firm, Boys & Maughan, Gemma joined Mundays LLP in October 2005 and became a Partner in 2011.

She acts in connection with all types of commercial property from retail shops, offices and warehouse units to restaurants and bars, for private and corporate landlords and tenants. She is a member of the Aviation & Logistics and also the Retail and the Banking Industry Teams within Mundays LLP, specialising in advising clients who operate in these sectors.

Gemma deals with sales, purchases and lettings and both conventional and Islamic finance transactions for commercial investment and private clients. In addition, she undertakes secured lending transactions on behalf of well known individual lenders in respect of property-related funding arrangements.

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Gemma James' broad expertise includes conventional and Islamic finance.
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Gemma James, who is 'very approachable, competent and fully up to speed with clients' requirements'.
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    • regularly handling all property aspects associated with multi-tenanted industrial estates in various parts of the country owned by on-shore and off-shore investor clients. A recent partial renovation at one such local site involved development and letting agreements in order to achieve rearrangements of tenant occupancy at the site before, during and after the works.
    • handling the transactional property portfolio for a well-known nationwide high street retailer.
    • acting for a well-known international co-working office space provider in taking a significant lease designed to be a hub for cryptocurrency and blockchain communities.
    • working with a wide variety of logistics clients to ensure their property portfolios accord with their requirements, for example, in the case of several of the largest international air cargo operating companies, rearranging and coordinating the timing of their occupancy of various airport units and offices to minimise their liability when surrendering all or part of their leases, carrying out works, entering new leases and granting sub-leases.
    • acting for a Family Office investor in connection with the purchase and subsequent re-financing of a large mixed property portfolio, including ongoing estate management.
    • advising investor clients disposing of properties at auction, several of which of late have achieved far higher prices than ever anticipated

    Gemma was admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours at the University of Kent in 2001, receiving the Anthony London Prize for the best result by any Eliot College student in law for the year. She achieved a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Distinction from the College of Law in 2002, and received an award from the Law Society for outstanding performance by obtaining one of the highest marks that year nationwide.

    WEED OR KNOTWEED: THAT IS THE QUESTION!
    8th October, 2018

    Gemma James explains the tangled legal risks and obligations that knotweed can cause owners and tenants of residential and commercial property alike, so keep that in mind whilst looking at…

    Identity fraud risks for property owners
    10th October, 2018

    Terrible tales of fraudsters mortgaging or selling properties they do not own are increasingly common. Mundays can minimise these risks for you?

    Energy Performance Emergency for Commercial Landlords
    20th March, 2018

    Gemma James reminds commercial landlords not to be a fool on 01 April 2018

    Sharing Space – The Future of Distribution Centre Occupation
    27th September, 2017

    Gemma James looks at premises sharing for suppliers who need to meet the expectation of a swift despatch and delivery by being in multiple locations

    COMING SOON: Major Impact of the MEES Regulations for Landlords and Tenant of Logistics Premises
    13th June, 2017

    Gemma James looks at the revised property energy performance regulations coming into effect in April 2018.

    Taking on new premises: 10 top tips for success
    1st February, 2016

    The importance of forward planning when considering the purchase or lease of property for business purposes.

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