Hannah E. Irish Associate

Hannah focuses her practice on commercial real estate within the UK. She has acted on the sales and purchases of high-value industrial and retail properties and student accommodation developments, representing a broad range of clients including developers and institutional investors. She has also advised on the real estate aspects of corporate sales and acquisitions, as well as financings.

Hannah also has a wide range of asset management experience, and has advised both landlord and tenants on the letting and subsequent management of commercial, retail and industrial property.

Hannah trained at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP before moving to Forsters LLP in March 2015. Hannah joined McGuireWoods LLP in July 2018.



Advised a Jersey incorporated real estate investment company on the £36 million sale of a newly developed shopping centre in Stafford. Drafted all transactional documents in connection with the sale and lead an internal cross-departmental team in collating complex replies to enquiries

Advised an investment fund on all property law elements of the £71.5 million corporate sale of a multi-let office building in South London

Advised a pension fund on the £16.8 million purchase of a warehouse/industrial estate in Bristol. Drafted and negotiated transactional documents and lead an internal team conducting lease reviews. Following completion, managed all legal work in respect of the estate on behalf of the client


Advised a developer on the purchase of a student accommodation development in Southampton, and subsequent transfer into a JV structure

Negotiated and completed numerous retail and leisure pre-lets of units at a £100 million shopping centre in Stafford

Worked on a team creating and developing a pre-let tenancy structure for a high-value mixed use development in central London, and negotiated suites of letting documents in respect of three lettings at the development  


Acted for landlords and tenants on the negotiation and grant of office and retail leases, including supplemental and reversionary leases and 1954 act renewals 

Acted for landlords on the conclusion of leases, including deeds of surrender, surrenders by way of transfer, service of break notices and peaceable re-entry

Drafted and negotiated conditional agreements for lease and provisions for early access

Drafted and negotiated various leasehold management documents including licences to assign, underlet and alter and side letters to document rental concessions and landlord's capital contributions 


Reviewed and prepared numerous certificates of title for both lenders and borrowers

Reviewed and drafted property warranties and lease summaries for insertion into corporate documents

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • The University of Law, London Moorgate, LPC, 2009
  • University of Nottingham, LLB, 2008
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