Carey Jacobs is based in our Basildon office. She graduated with a degree in law from the University of Kent at Canterbury. She trained with Palmers and was admitted in 1997, becoming a partner in 2001.
Having practised in residential and commercial property since qualification, she now specialises in commercial property law and heads the property department at Palmers.
Carey deals with matters of particular complexity, including challenging site assembly work for developers, conditional contracts and overage agreements. As a commercial property solicitor, she specialises in the negotiation of complex leases, commercial property contracts, guarantees and ancillary documentation, as well as the investigation of title, consideration and analysis of search results and enquiries.
Carey acts for a wide range of clients, including educational institutions, charities, developers, investor landlords and commercial tenants.
For the last 15 years, Carey has enjoyed playing a role in the community as a governor at her old secondary school in Thurrock, which she finds extremely challenging and rewarding. In the business community, she runs the BASS (Bankers, Accountants, Surveyors and Solicitors) networking events at Basildon.
Carey undertakes the following types of work:
- Acquisitions and disposals
- Estate development
- Commercial leases – grant and sale/purchase
- Business lease renewal (non-contentious)
- Bank and private securities over property
- Agricultural land
- Charity land
- Third party mortgages and consents
- Schools and education establishments
Legal 500 2017 – “‘Wise’ practice head Carey Jacobs ‘takes time to understand requirements and is often able to offer a choice of solutions’, dealing with lease negotiations, site assembly, conditional contracts, overage agreements and urgent transactions.”
Carey Jacobs – We really do appreciate the time and effort put in by you and all the team at Palmers and the final price you have given us.
I know that my brothers are in agreement with me when I say that you have given us an outstanding service and we would not hesitate in recommending Palmers to others. It has made the whole process (which at times was a bit of a nightmare!) so much less stressful to be dealing with such friendly and professional people, who at all times, dealt with the issues that arose (too many to mention!) and kept us fully informed along the way. Top marks for your customer service skills!
Ms S Davidson, Billericay, January 2017
Carey Jacobs acted for the trust on its acquisition of the Hassenbrook Academy. This acquisition was of strategic importance for the trust in furthering its goal of providing first class education to the children of Stanford le Hope, Corringham and beyond. Completion of the transfer was dictated by term times, and as a result missing any deadline was not an option for us. Carey provided the trust with excellent support throughout the process, and dealt with requirements of the Department of Education on our behalf. In the end, the transfer completed on time, and the trust was delighted with the support that it received.
Dr S A, CEO, Stanford and Corringham Schools Trust, October 2016
Carey Jacobs – We had a really good service.
Mr T Prince, D Howes Pension Scheme, Surrey, August 2016
Carey Jacobs/Maisie Yau – As a company we have dealt with Palmers Solicitors for many years since we moved our companies head office into the area in many aspects of our business. Over the past year we have had reason to undertake several branch moves, which has given us the opportunity to appoint Palmers solicitors to work on behalf of us on several land leases. We have always found them thorough and willing to go the extra mile to attain a very balanced deal for us. I would recommend Palmers to any company or private individual that are looking for a very professional and helpful company of solicitors.
Mr M Walker, Altrad Beaver 84 Limited, Essex, July 2016
Carey Jacobs – A difficult and challenging job carried out with great care and with complete success. Would use your services again without question.
Mr R Brudenell, Westcliff, July 2016