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Real Estate

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James Chisholm
Partner – Solicitor – Head of Real Estate Department Real Estate

James is the head of the Real Estate Department and has 20 years experience of commercial property work. He specialises in property development and has been involved in a number of very large and complex industrial and retail development sites as well as substantial residential development land sites. He also undertakes more general commercial property work including pension related transactions, investment transactions and work that is landlord and tenant related.

Outside of works James enjoys gardening, sailing, caravanning, DIY and is learning to play the guitar. I am a cub scout leader. His four children with wife Iona keep him very busy.

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Sharon Lawrence
Senior Partner – Solicitor – Head of Finance and Operations Real Estate

Sharon qualifed with the firm in 1989 and has specialised in commercial property matters. Sharon’s particular expertise was investment portfolio work including acquisitions and disposals as well as dealing with the ongoing management issues.

Now Sharon has a full time management role as Finance Partner and dealing with the compliance, IT and operational requirements of the business.

When not at work Sharon loves walking her dog, fishing, the theatre, music concerts and weekends away. She is also a very keen runner and part of the Keelys running club and is often seen sporting a Keelys vest at local running events.

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Kate Palmer
Associate Partner – Solicitor Real Estate

Kate joined Keelys in April 2015, coming from international law firm Pinsent Masons where she trained and qualified.  Kate has extensive experience in investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant work and ongoing management issues and deals with all aspects of commercial property matters.

In her spare time she likes keeping fit with Zumba and Pilates classes and enjoys spending time in the garden.

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Jasdeep Virk
Associate Partner Real Estate

Jas joined Keelys in August 2014, having trained and qualified at the Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance and having since worked at Freeths. Jas specialises in all aspects of Real Estate transactions including corporate support and real estate finance.