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Admitted as a Solicitor:  2005


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Commercial Property

Development / Regeneration

Landlord and Tenant


Gemma Merry

Gemma specialises in commercial property matters, including acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold land for both small and large scale sites, handling overage and clawback and general estates management.  Gemma has particular experience of acting for clients in Central and Local Government and organisations in the healthcare and retail sectors.  Before joining DJB, Gemma worked at Capsticks for 10 years.



Highlights include advising: 

  • TM Lewin in relation to their estate, which included advising on an assignment of a lease, grants of leases, lease renewals and surrenders in various locations across London, including Canary Wharf.

  • The NHS on a £25million disposal of a hospital site to a developer.


  • Government departmental and non-departmental bodies on their estates management requirements.  This includes advising Highways England on the acquisition of land and properties via CPO so that they could develop new road schemes across the UK

  • An NHS organisation on a third party development, which involved a transfer of land to the GP developers,  a complex Development Agreement, land swaps with the Local Authority and leasebacks to the NHS organisation, with short term leases to the NHS organisation for decant accommodation during the build.

  • The Met Office on complex estates management  issues relating to unique real estate such as weather stations.  


"Gemma's correspondence and speed of response was very good and I'd have no hesitation in having Gemma act on any future matters on our behalf."  

Case Manager, Met Office

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