Dawn Smith 

Associate – Commercial Property

Contact Dawn > dsmith@acuitylegal.co.uk

Professional Background
Dawn was educated at Cardiff University and Cardiff Law School. She trained at McTaggarts Solicitors prior to qualifying in August 2006 when she joined Acuity as an assistant solicitor, becoming an Associate in December 2011. Dawn specialises in Commercial Property and is regularly advising on Commercial Property Transactions.

Area of Practice
Dawn has recently assisted Eco2 with the sale of a £20 million wind farm project deal for the construction of 15 wind turbines and continues to act for them. She also acts on behalf of another major energy provider and provides specialist advice on all property elements of the procurement of renewable energy sites including planning, common land exchange, section 36 consents, cooperation agreements and option and lease agreements.

With a strong background in dealing with affordable housing providers, she has experience in advising developers on sales to housing associations and structuring transactions to avoid any adverse VAT and SDLT implications.  Dawn has been involved in a number of other large property transactions, including the sale of the Ninian Park Football Stadium to Redrow Homes Limited.  She has recently acted for the landlord in the letting of 15,000 sq ft of office space to Virgin Media Limited and has advised Deryn Properties LLP in relation to its purchase, construction and letting of a new BREEAM excellent Courts and Justice Centre in Port Talbot.