Victoria Armstrong

  • Title:    Partner
  • Tel:      0191 226 7858
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Victoria is a Partner in our Commercial Property team and specialises in public sector property.

She has significant experience of advising on a wide range of property transactions including acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold sites including the negotiation of options and overage, transaction due diligence and negotiation of agreements for lease and leases.

Victoria has considerable experience in advising on public sector development projects including schools, free schools, and academies and PFI schemes.

Victoria has been involved in a broad spectrum of projects including:

  • Advising on a large number of community school conversions;
  • Single and multi-academy arrangements in a range of contexts to reflect specific requirements and circumstances for sponsored and school converter academies;
  • Advising on the property aspects of a number of the first special school academy conversions in Sunderland, working with Avec to deliver the academy conversions successfully and with an agreed fee; and
  • Advising a number of multi-academy trusts on free school and academy openings or conversions. This has included carrying out title and land due diligence, preparing the land questionnaire for the DfE to support the conversion or opening, preparing Lease Reports and Title Reports and negotiating Secretary of State Directions to Transfer school land or the DfE model lease with the local authority. Victoria has also advised a multi-academy sponsor in relation to two PFI academy projects and the interface with DfE model documents.