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Jackie Newstead


Jackie Newstead

Based in the Hogan Lovells London office, Jackie Newstead is the firm’s Global Head of Real Estate. For more than 30 years, she has been helping investors, developers, and occupiers with acquisitions and disposals of investments, some held directly, and some held through investments vehicles. She has worked with most asset classes, from office, retail, and logistics to hotels, residential, student housing, car auction sites, and bingo halls. She has also aided clients with the development of land sites across the asset classes—from land acquisition, to finance, letting, and ultimate sale. Jackie has also built up particular knowledge in the hotel and leisure sector, guiding owners and operators through acquisitions and disposals, financings, and management arrangements.

Jackie is a member of the British Property Federation, the Investment Property Forum, the British Council of Shopping Centres, and the Urban Land Institute. She also chairs the City of London Law Society Land Law Committee. She is recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers UK, and Who's Who Legal for real estate. UK Super Lawyers puts her in their top 100 lawyers in the UK (and in the top 50 women.) She won the award for “Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Large Practice” at the Association of Women Solicitors Awards 2012, and was “Highly Commended” at the Law Society Excellence Awards for Legal Business Woman of the Year.

Representative Experience

Acting for Sony Music on its headquarters relocation to 99-121 Kensington High Street.

Acting for QIC on its acquisition and subsequent refinancing of a 50% stake in Merry Hill Shopping Centre from Westfield for c£524m.

Acting for St. Edward Homes on a number of residential development schemes.

Acting for Morgans Hotel Group on the refinancing and subsequent sale of The Sanderson and St Martin's Lane Hotels in London.

Acting for NAMA in relation to numerous loans, in particular in relation to the Maybourne Group (The Berkeley, Connaught and Claridges Hotels).

Acting for Hermes on the acquisition of Westfield's interests in Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells, The Friary Guildford and Castlecourt Belfast.

Acting for M&G Secured Income Fund on the purchase of a portfolio of 18 car auction sites.

Acting for Estèe Lauder on its headoffice relocation to 1 Fitzroy Place

Education and admissions


  • B.A., University of Oxford, St Hugh's College, 1983
  • The College of Law, Lancaster Gate


  • British Council of Shopping Centres
  • British Property Federation
  • City Legal Practice Course Working Group
  • City of London Law Society Land Law Committee
  • Investment Property Forum
  • The Association of Women in Property


Chambers UK, Real Estate


Commercial Property

Legal 500


Top 50 Women in the UK Super Lawyers


Real Estate

Who's Who Legal


Association of Women Solicitors Awards, Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Large Practice


Top 100 Women in the Property Industry

Property Week


Top 50 Women in the inaugural UK Super Lawyers


Law Society Excellence Awards for Legal Business Woman of the Year

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Global Investor Guide 2015: The Differences Between Buying Property in New York and London

Estates Gazette Online
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