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AMANDA

FRENCH

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Admitted as a Solicitor:  2004

 CONTACT DETAILS

Tel:      0344 880 8000

Email: amanda.french@djblaw.co.uk

 

RELATED PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial property 

Landlord and tenant

Retail property

 

Amanda joined DJB having worked in-house for brands including River Island, Farrow and Ball and most recently Folk2Folk.  In addition to providing legal advice on their large estates, Amanda successfully reduced their spending and risks and oversaw the procurement of new panel firms.  Amanda understands the commercial challenges facing retailers and the often substantial liabilities relating to their estates.  Amanda is the Vice- Chair and Trustee on Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust providing strategic guidance to the Management Team delivering education to over 4,500 pupils across three senior schools and 16 primary schools. 

 

 KEY PROJECTS

 

  • Retailer Expansion Programme for UK’s largest Trade & DIY store – Amanda advised on the store expansion programme. She completed numerous transactions simultaneously meeting tight deadlines, handling all standard issues with Agreement for Leases with development and planning issues, and collateral warranties.

  • Fashion Brand store expansion programme. Amanda managed the estate for numerous high street fashion brands from Reiss to New Look. This included pre-let agreements, leases, licences and AGA’s  in various locations from shopping centres such as Westfield, high streets such as Regent Street, and in large out of town estates.

  • Head of Property Legal at River Island – Amanda’s remit was to deliver commercial strategic advice on the global property portfolio issues and transactions, whilst reducing risk, providing business cost savings and managing external legal teams.  By implementing new reporting processes and developing internal processes Amanda significantly reduced the property legal budget within 12 months.

 

"Fiercly intelligent, dogged, determined and utterly brilliant.  Amanda is one of those rare people who inspires absolute confidence - The moment you task her with a project you know she will deliver well beoynd exception. Her work on the new product range at FOLK2FOLK was simply awe inspiring."

CEO, Folk2Folk