“Liz provides a professional and efficient service at all times. She is pragmatic in her approach which makes things simpler for me as the client to understand complex matters. I enjoy working with Freeths and I hope the good partnership continues."
(Harmail Bains, Head of Estates, Travelodge)
Liz is a real estate partner based in our Leeds office. Her extensive expertise spans a variety of areas from commercial development, fund management and investment, landlord and tenant work and acquisitions and disposals.
Liz is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2022 edition).
- Supervising the team in relation to several renewal leases, a new lease and subsequent underleases to GPs for NHS Property Services Ltd.
- Negotiating and advising a developer client in connection with the sale and lease back of part of a hospital site with the NHS.
- Various high value acquisitions and disposals of industrial estates and units, shopping centres and manufacturing plants for both major institutional investors and smaller funds.
- Acquisition of numerous development sites for developer clients.
- Various high value acquisitions and disposals and the estate management of industrial estates for a leading national builders merchant.
- Acting for a major international supermarket brand with their national portfolio.
- Leads the Travelodge Hotels Account and is responsible for managing it and supervising the team undertaking that work.
- Advising a local authority in connection with the disposal of various brownfield sites across a city by way of a phased multi site development agreement including the sale (subject to planning) of 6.5 acres of land. Liz is also advising the same council on the property aspects of various development and asset management projects.
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“Liz provides a professional and efficient service at all times. She is pragmatic in her approach which makes things simpler for me as the client to understand complex matters. I enjoy working with Freeths and I hope the good partnership continues.”(Harmail Bains, Head of Estates, Travelodge)
“Liz Banks is excellent, with great commercial acumen and consistent delivery of her commitments.”(The Legal 500, 2023)
“I have worked closely with Liz Banks on a number of high value transactions. Liz is fully focused on dealing with the transaction in hand. She understands the needs of local government and deals with demanding and challenging instructions in a calm, pleasant and professional manner at all times. This support is highly appreciated at times when in-house pressures are mounting.”(The Legal 500, 2021)
“Liz Banks has a reliable and friendly approach that allows for a great level of service that sets the firm apart.”(The Legal 500, 2019)
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