JMW’s commercial property team build on success with new partner


Full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of a new partner.

Thomas Pearson joins JMW as a Partner in the Commercial Property team from DTM Legal LLP in Chester where he was Head of Property. Thomas specialises in all areas of commercial property but has particular expertise in development within the care and leisure sectors. Thomas will continue to act for his client Castlemead Group Limited, who source, design, fund and contract innovative residential, primary healthcare and nursing home developments throughout the UK. Thomas has recently worked with Castlemead on a 63 bed nursing home development in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and an 88 bed care home in Oswestry, Shropshire. He is also currently advising Castlemead on a 75 bed nursing home in Buxton which is due for completion in 2014.  Castlemead are planning an extensive programme of new build care facilities across the UK with the legal work being undertaken by Thomas at JMW.

Richard Shackleton, Managing Director of Castlemead Group Limited said:

“Our portfolio of bespoke homes for both national chains and smaller private operators is growing all the time and we are looking forward to continuing to work with Thomas who provides us with expert advice.”
Commenting on Thomas’s appointment Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW said;

“We are delighted to welcome Thomas to our commercial property team at JMW. Thomas brings with him extensive knowledge of the care and leisure sectors and the JMW team are looking forward to working with his client Castlemead Group Limited. Thomas’s appointment will add to our already experienced and developed commercial property team.”

Thomas’s appointment comes on the back of a period of intense activity for the JMW commercial property team. In the weeks leading up to Christmas the department acting for the Brookhouse Group undertook all of the legal work leading to the opening of three major food store developments at Lowestoft for Morrisons, at Leigh for Sainsburys and at Ystalyfera nr Swansea for Asda. 


For more information:

Samantha Meakin
0161 828 1981
07595 277 842

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