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Job Title: Partner
Real Estate Commercial
Thomas joined JMW from DTM Legal where he was Head of Property. Thomas was part of the initial team of solicitors who formed DTM Legal and he built up their property team from scratch - this hands on experience of business development coupled with the demands, pressures and opportunities faced by an SME in the business climate over the recession means he is ideally placed to understand clients’ needs and assist them in making commercial decisions on all aspects of real estate commercial.
After being appointed Partner in April 2010, aged 31, Thomas continued to build his reputation and client base in the North West. He specialises in all areas of real estate commercial but has particular expertise in development within the care and leisure sectors. Thomas acts for Castlemead Group Limited, who source, design, fund and contract innovative residential, primary healthcare and nursing home developments throughout the UK.
From a care home developer’s perspective Thomas has recently acted for Castlemead on nursing home in Bradford on Avon, Oswestry, Buxton and Chester with more in the pipeline.
From a Care Operator’s perceptive he has acted for Berrycroft Care on developments in Rochdale and Bury.
Thomas has advised on new-build care-home projects worth in excess of £100 million and once developed out, they will deliver 781 new residential care beds across 14 separate sites around the UK – half of which will be in the North West.
Thomas advises investor clients on a wide range of real estate commercial deals including residential development, acquisitions of residential portfolios and retail schemes.
Thomas’ expertise also extends to acting on Agricultural matters for farmers and landed estates having undertaken a significant number of complex voluntary registrations and large scale disposals.
Outside of work Thomas is a keen sportsman and plays golf and rugby for Chester RUFC.