Isabel Wightman-Cooper


Senior Associate

Experience

Isabel qualified as a Solicitor in October 2003 and joined Birketts in January 2016. She is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Property Team in Cambridge.

Isabel advises across all areas of the commercial property market, specialising in investment and owner managed acquisitions, funding, active management and disposals, developments, secured lending, landlord and tenant and the property and funding aspects of corporate transactions.

From a funding perspective, Isabel advises mainstream, high street and alternative funders on single asset and portfolio acquisitions, disposals, developments, refinancing and restructuring, with a focus on residential development, mobile home parks, hotels and industrial and office parks.

In the public sector, Isabel advises district and borough councils and NDPBs on large-scale mixed commercial and residential developments and regeneration schemes, managing multi-disciplinary approaches to competitive procurement, negotiating multiple development agreements, due diligence and site assembly and effective collaboration between public and private development partners within a complex regulatory framework.

In the education sector Isabel has been involved in the relocation of a private college, the redevelopment of two sites for a higher education college and landlord and tenant matters for a university.

Other Information

Outside of work, Isabel enjoys skiing and getting outdoors for a walk or run.

Isabel is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2019].

The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019