Caroline Vernon

"Sherrards' property practice is strengthened by the recruitment of Caroline Vernon"

Legal 500, 2019

Caroline Vernon

Partner, Residential Property

Caroline Vernon is a partner in the residential real estate team.

Caroline has joined Sherrards from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. Before CMS, Caroline gained a wealth of experience at Muckle LLP, Julian Holy Solicitors and Olswang LLP.

Caroline continues to strengthen and develop our offering in the residential real estate sector, working alongside other practice areas, dealing with banking, corporate, litigation and enfranchisement work and providing bespoke and integrated tax, construction and planning advice.

Caroline and the team provide a broad range of services, including site, portfolio or single acquisition and disposals, development, leasehold management work, together with all enfranchisement aspects both contentious and non contentious and re finance and banking work.  Caroline’s experience stretches across the country including London properties, country estates and development sites.

Caroline advises investment funds, entrepreneurs, HNWIs, lenders, individual investors and developers.  Caroline’s varied client base of on shore and overseas investors, appreciate her level of organisation, understanding of deals and successful outcomes.

Caroline advises on a range of matters including:

  • Sale and purchase transactions including lending requirements for individual clients.
  • Site acquisition and subsequent development work.
  • Dealing with landlord and tenant issues and lease extensions.
  • Management work.
  • Corporate support work on large scale acquisitions and sales for institutional clients.
  • Portfolio acquisitions and the review of residential tenancies on corporate projects.
  • Dealing with property related matters and SPV sales to overseas investors.

Caroline has a range of experience as follows:

  • Advising an institutional investor upon the development and management of its investment portfolios, containing ground rent, premium London properties and student accommodation.
  • Dealing with various development sites for a long standing developer client, including a substantial West End conversion and large scale out of town development.  The transactions dealt with rights of light issues, electricity supplier requirements, construction documentation, commercial unit lettings, site structure residential unit plot sales, extranets and standard documentation for UK and Far East purchasers.

Caroline deals with the personal investment needs of various ultra High Net Worth families, advising on tax planning, banking and trust structures, purchasing some of the most expensive properties in the UK, including a vineyard and film studio.

Caroline was ranked in the Legal 500 2020:

"Sherrards' property practice is strengthened by the recruitment of Caroline Vernon"

Legal 500, 2019