Finance Monthly - Deal Maker Awards 2022

Finance Monthly Deal Maker Awards 2022 Un i ted K i ngdom 35 Matthew Hutchinson Partner Matthew Hutchinson qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 and has worked at Blacks Solicitors since 2016. He currently works in the Commercial Property team where he became a Partner in 2018. Matt has a wide range of experience in commercial property transactions, and has recently assisted clients with complex development transactions, landlord and tenant issues, and sales and purchases. He regularly works on corporate deals with a property element, with clients including residential developers, landowners, commercial property investment companies, and commercial developers. In addition, Matt also leads Blacks’ experienced Commercial Property Finance team which specialises in acting for lenders, and borrowers, in property finance transactions. Recent deals have included acting for a developer on financing a part built student accommodation development of 150 units, and acting for a lender on a large industrial portfolio refinance. Matt is recognised by The Legal 500 as having “strong communication skills and is very level headed”. Blacks Solicitors Blacks Solicitors is a 27 partner firm providing a wide range of legal services to commercial and private clients in Yorkshire and across the UK. With 180 employees, the Firm continues to go from strength to strength. Operating from its Head Office at City Point in Leeds, Blacks believes in delivering a first class service to all of its clients, whilst providing expert advice at realistic rates. To achieve this, Blacks takes the time to get to know and understand its clients, building long-term relationships to deliver the best results possible, and ensuring that support is delivered when and where it is needed. Blacks provides advice on: Corporate & Commercial Law; Commercial Property; Leasehold Enfranchisement; Planning & Highways law; Employment & Human Resources; Commercial and Civil Dispute Resolution/Litigation; Residential Property/Conveyancing; Wills & Probate; and Family law. In addition, Blacks also acts for clients across a range of niche sectors including: Healthcare; Education; Leisure & Hospitality (including Holiday & Home Parks and Hotels); and Sport. Transaction Report The Rugby Football League (RFL) announced the sale of its historic headquarters Red Hall House, near Roundhay Park in Leeds, after 26 years at the premises in March 2021. The Commercial Property team at Blacks Solicitors advised the RFL on the sale of its head office ahead of a relocation to Sport City at the Etihad Campus in Manchester. Blacks was chosen thanks to the longstanding relationship with the RFL, and the excellent service provided by the Commercial Property team. Led by Matthew Hutchinson, the team at Blacks provided the RFL with swift commercial property advice, enabling the exchange of the premises to take place within 72 hours of terms being agreed with the buyer. Red Hall House was purchased for over £1.65 million by Dr Faisal Arshad, Lead Surgeon at the Hair Dr Hair Transplant Clinic, in order to establish a private cosmetic surgery hospital. The RFL is the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK. It is committed to developing and growing Rugby League at all levels. It administers a number of leagues including the England Rugby League teams, the Great Britain Rugby League Lions team, the Betfred Challenge Cup and Women’s Challenge Cup, and the Betfred Women’s Super League. Contact W:

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