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Lisa Thornton


Email: lisa.thornton@leedsday.co.uk
Fax: 0844 801 9747
Telephone: 01480 442036

About me

Lisa qualified as a solicitor in March 2007 and joined Leeds Day in June 2017.

Prior to that, she studied French and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London and spent a year living in Paris as part of her degree before converting to law. Lisa then studied the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law whilst training and qualified in 2007. Lisa worked in-house as assistant legal counsel before returning to private practice.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys playing the viola in a local orchestra and supporting local events such as the build of a local playground and Peterborough Night Shelter. She also enjoys dancing and exploring the countryside with her two daughters and their mischievous dog!

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