Christina McNally

Senior Associate



Christina joined JMW in 2016 having relocated from London to Manchester. 

Christina trained and qualified at Reed Smith LLP and then moved to work in the corporate team at Mishcon de Reya, where she stayed for 4 years.  Before moving back to Manchester, she also spent 6 months in house for the commercial property company Cushman and Wakefield.

She is now an Associate in the Corporate team. 


Christina’s practice covers a broad spread of areas including general corporate, public and private M&A and joint ventures as well as general commercial work. 

She has advised on a number of UK and cross-border transactions in a wide range of sectors including sport, recruitment, property, leisure, fashion, technology, software and minerals and mining.

Key highlights include:

  • Advising Pentland Group plc on its acquisition of Canterbury from JD Sports Fashion plc.
  • Advising on the purchase of the majority stake in Leeds United Football Club by Massimo Cellino. 
  • Advising Matchroom Sport Limited on the sale of Leyton Orient Football Club. 
  • Advising on a number of joint venture and development agreements for copper/cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Advising Manhattan Loft Corporation on its joint venture with Andre Balazs for the Chiltern Street Hotel.
  • Advising a property client on their purchase of the assets and business relating to a hotel operated by Hilton.
  • Advising Fleurette Properties Limited on its $1 billion sale of its 49.5% in Camrose Resources Limited to ENRC plc (a FTSE 100 mining company). 
  • Advising a pharmaceutical company on its pre-sale restructuring and subsequent sale of a wholly owned subsidiary.   


Christina studied law for her undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds and went on to gain her legal practice certificate at BPP, Leeds.


Outside of work, Christina is a qualified Pilates instructor and enjoys keeping herself and others fit. 

Tel: 0161 828 8345


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