Lisa Thornton


Fax: 0844 8019747
Telephone: 01480 442036

About me

Lisa studied French and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London before converting to law.  She studied her legal practice course at the College of Law whilst training and qualified as a solicitor in March 2007.  Lisa worked in-house as assistant legal counsel before returning to private practice.  She joined Leeds Day in June 2017.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys playing the viola in an orchestra and string quartet as well as going to local concerts.  She is a governor of Stilton Church of England Primary School and helps to organise events as a member of the Friends of Stilton School.  She also enjoys dancing and keeping fit.

About my work

Lisa specialises in commercial property and in particular:-

  • Landlord and tenant work – acting for landlords and tenants in connection with:
    • Granting, surrender and assigning leases
    • Licences to assign
    • Licences for alterations
    • Deeds of variation of leases
  • Site acquisitions and disposals – acting for developers in connection with:
    • Conditional contracts and option agreements
    • Joint venture agreements
    • Overage provisions
    • Disposing of units once practical completion of a site’s development has been achieved
  • Business purchases – acting for buyers and sellers of businesses in connection with:
    • Transferring a business’s assets from seller to buyer
    • Assigning the goodwill of a business
    • Assigning any intellectual property rights of a business from seller to buyer
    • Liaising with local authorities as regards premises licences
  • Acting for lenders in secured lending transactions:
    • Performing legal due diligence
    • Creating security for lenders
  • Acting in connection with general property transactions such as:
    • Deeds of release of restrictive covenants
    • Deeds of easement such as rights of way and right to receive services
    • Buying, selling and registering unregistered land
    • Transfers of part