Bacon is a partner within the commercial property department, based in Milton Keynes. With two main areas of work, he deals in strategic land sales and acquisitions and development sales and acquisitions, advising and acting on behalf of both landowners and developers.
With experience in both land sales and acquisitions for both development and strategic reasons, Bacon’s recent experience includes:
- Promotion and Collaboration Agreement with the M11 Corridor — acting for two landowners holding 400 acres with an anticipated value of £500k an acre with a view to a 5,000-unit development;
- Sale of development land for a major landowner, The Varrier-Jones Foundation, Papworth to a national house builder for about £35 million with complex site-assembly issues;
- Collaboration and Landowners Agreement for George Wimpey, Strategic Land Division with a view to 2000 unit development; and
- Acquisition for a venture capital bank of leases of new premises in the Aldwych, London for a rent of £1.5 million per year.
- Acting for The Open University, Milton Keynes on property matters.
Bacon obtained an honours degree in Classics (Latin and Greek) from Durham University, before attending the College of Law, Lancaster Gate, London for two years. He then undertook his training contract with Taylor Vinters where he qualified in 1991. Subsequently he spent several years with Paisners before joining Eversheds in Cambridge as an associate. Bacon was most recently working as a partner with Hewitsons before joining Shoosmiths in 2007.
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