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Jeremy Licence

Jeremy Licence

Managing Partner & Head of Real Estate

Jeremy Licence

Managing Partner & Head of Real Estate

Jeremy Licence
Locations Canterbury, Whitstable
Tel01227 763939
01227 274241
Email jl@furleypage.co.uk
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Jeremy deals with all aspects of commercial property including;

  • Sale and purchase of commercial freehold and leasehold property
  • Development including promotion agreements, strategic options and contracts subject to planning
  • Secured lending
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant
  • Portfolio management

With particular experience in the following sectors;

  • Large scale residential development sites
  • Educational Property, including student accommodation development
  • Waste and renewable energy

Jeremy is Managing Partner and the Head of Real Estate. He started his career as a commercial lawyer in private practice in 1998 when he joined the commercial property team at firm of Solicitors in Ashford, having previously been a lawyer in the criminal justice system for over 10 years.

Jeremy moved to Furley Page in 2000 where he became a Partner in 2003. He developed a large and varied client base, ranging from developers and property investors to banks, and institutions doing all types of commercial property work. He also broadened his areas of work to include commercial contracts and company law. He negotiated large scale procurement contracts, agency, distribution and e-commerce agreements and advised clients on protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights. He became a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and regularly worked in Paris with French and British clients.

In 2007 an opportunity arose and Jeremy moved to a renowned regional law firm where he became a member of the LLP and Head of Real Estate, a team of experienced lawyers well known in the Kent and the South East for their specialist knowledge of development and secured lending work in particular.

Jeremy has worked on complex property acquisitions and sales (particularly in relation to ex-industrial sites) lettings, development funding and property joint ventures. Jeremy has also carried out portfolio and estate management for various clients including Chatham Maritime Trust, Canterbury Christchurch University and pharmacy chains, Day Lewis Plc and Paydens Limited.

Jeremy returned to Furley Page to lead a newly formed Real Estate Team which covers Commercial property, Agricultural property, Educational property and Residential property.

  • French

Jeremy Licence leads the firm's real estate practice...

Jeremy Licence leads the firm's real estate practice and is highly regarded in the market as "very high-calibre and forward-thinking." He is experienced handling the gamut of commercial real estate transactions including land promotion, secured lending and leasing matters. Chambers UK 2019 - Jeremy Licence

Furley Page Solicitors' team provides 'an excellent level...

Furley Page Solicitors' team provides 'an excellent level of service on all aspects and is always available to offer sound advice'. It has a strong sector focus on education and healthcare, with specialisms in residential, commercial, mixed-use and student accommodation developments, as well as landlord and tenant issues and lending matters. Practice head Jeremy Licence is well-regarded. Andrew Gough and Liz Brady, who 'has a good in-depth knowledge of property law that is conveyed in a client-friendly way', are other key names. The Legal 500 2019 - Commercial property

Department head Jeremy Licence's practice covers an impressively...

Department head Jeremy Licence's practice covers an impressively broad range of real estate matters. One source says: 'He is an excellent communicator, is very commercially minded and has good technical knowledge.' Chambers UK 2018 - Jeremy Licence

Furley Page ‘is a good regional practice with...

Furley Page ‘is a good regional practice with several very capable commercial property lawyers’. Acquisitions and disposals, property finance and site development matters are all mainstays of the practice, which advises lenders, purchasers and sellers. Practice head Jeremy Licence and Andrew Gough handle secured lending and planning matters, respectively; they are recommended alongside development agreement expert Liz Brady, who ‘is very experienced, highly skilled and attentive’. The Legal 500 2017 - Commercial property

Head of department Jeremy Licence is held in...

Head of department Jeremy Licence is held in high esteem by his clients because of the "excellent client service" he provides. Sources note his commercial approach, as well as the fact that he is "focused on outcomes and good at explaining things to the client."

Jeremy Licence heads the team and advises on...

Jeremy Licence heads the team and advises on development, secured lending, student accommodation and healthcare projects. Clients appreciate his knowledge and practical style, with one saying: He is able to explain complex legal stuff to people who don't understand it. Chambers UK 2016: Jeremy Licence

Areas of Specialism

Jeremy deals with all aspects of commercial property including;

  • Sale and purchase of commercial freehold and leasehold property
  • Development including promotion agreements, strategic options and contracts subject to planning
  • Secured lending
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant
  • Portfolio management

With particular experience in the following sectors;

  • Large scale residential development sites
  • Educational Property, including student accommodation development
  • Waste and renewable energy

Career

Jeremy is Managing Partner and the Head of Real Estate. He started his career as a commercial lawyer in private practice in 1998 when he joined the commercial property team at firm of Solicitors in Ashford, having previously been a lawyer in the criminal justice system for over 10 years.

Jeremy moved to Furley Page in 2000 where he became a Partner in 2003. He developed a large and varied client base, ranging from developers and property investors to banks, and institutions doing all types of commercial property work. He also broadened his areas of work to include commercial contracts and company law. He negotiated large scale procurement contracts, agency, distribution and e-commerce agreements and advised clients on protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights. He became a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and regularly worked in Paris with French and British clients.

In 2007 an opportunity arose and Jeremy moved to a renowned regional law firm where he became a member of the LLP and Head of Real Estate, a team of experienced lawyers well known in the Kent and the South East for their specialist knowledge of development and secured lending work in particular.

Jeremy has worked on complex property acquisitions and sales (particularly in relation to ex-industrial sites) lettings, development funding and property joint ventures. Jeremy has also carried out portfolio and estate management for various clients including Chatham Maritime Trust, Canterbury Christchurch University and pharmacy chains, Day Lewis Plc and Paydens Limited.

Jeremy returned to Furley Page to lead a newly formed Real Estate Team which covers Commercial property, Agricultural property, Educational property and Residential property.

Languages

  • French

Testimonials

Jeremy Licence leads the firm's real estate practice...

Jeremy Licence leads the firm's real estate practice and is highly regarded in the market as "very high-calibre and forward-thinking." He is experienced handling the gamut of commercial real estate transactions including land promotion, secured lending and leasing matters. Chambers UK 2019 - Jeremy Licence

Furley Page Solicitors' team provides 'an excellent level...

Furley Page Solicitors' team provides 'an excellent level of service on all aspects and is always available to offer sound advice'. It has a strong sector focus on education and healthcare, with specialisms in residential, commercial, mixed-use and student accommodation developments, as well as landlord and tenant issues and lending matters. Practice head Jeremy Licence is well-regarded. Andrew Gough and Liz Brady, who 'has a good in-depth knowledge of property law that is conveyed in a client-friendly way', are other key names. The Legal 500 2019 - Commercial property

Department head Jeremy Licence's practice covers an impressively...

Department head Jeremy Licence's practice covers an impressively broad range of real estate matters. One source says: 'He is an excellent communicator, is very commercially minded and has good technical knowledge.' Chambers UK 2018 - Jeremy Licence

Furley Page ‘is a good regional practice with...

Furley Page ‘is a good regional practice with several very capable commercial property lawyers’. Acquisitions and disposals, property finance and site development matters are all mainstays of the practice, which advises lenders, purchasers and sellers. Practice head Jeremy Licence and Andrew Gough handle secured lending and planning matters, respectively; they are recommended alongside development agreement expert Liz Brady, who ‘is very experienced, highly skilled and attentive’. The Legal 500 2017 - Commercial property

Head of department Jeremy Licence is held in...

Head of department Jeremy Licence is held in high esteem by his clients because of the "excellent client service" he provides. Sources note his commercial approach, as well as the fact that he is "focused on outcomes and good at explaining things to the client."

Jeremy Licence heads the team and advises on...

Jeremy Licence heads the team and advises on development, secured lending, student accommodation and healthcare projects. Clients appreciate his knowledge and practical style, with one saying: He is able to explain complex legal stuff to people who don't understand it. Chambers UK 2016: Jeremy Licence

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