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Sarah Clewett

Sarah ClewettSenior Associate

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I am a senior associate in the Real Estate Practice Group who joined Lewis Silkin in April 2016 to head up the secured lending team for a major high street banking client.

I qualified as a commercial property solicitor in 2004 and have had over 12 years’ experience acting for high street lenders as well as more specialist lenders and financial institutions acting for both the bank and the borrower advising on all of the attendant aspects of lender’s funding requirements. I also regularly represent and advise the bank separately in their funding of development and often complex investment sites for customers UK wide. I have had experience of all types of banking transactions such as development funding, re-finance transactions, SIPP funding, investment and mezzanine funding.

My wider experience includes acting for investors and for developers in commercial acquisitions and disposals and for Landlords and tenants in the granting and taking of commercial leases of offices, industrial units, shopping centers and other retail premises.

Real Estate

My experience includes:

  • secured lending- dealing with all aspects of due diligence for the bank including the incorporation of guarantees, debentures, Intercreditor deeds and subordination agreements, overseeing the construction due diligence in respect of the development loan
  • acquisitions and disposals- acquiring development land for corporate clients and developers and land owners
  • commercial leases- offering a full complement of landlord and tenant services including acting for landlords in the management of industrial estate property, acting for tenants in the negotiation of their leases on renewal and in relation to licences for works and agreements for leases.
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