Jane Lonergan


Charity Property Principal Contact

Jane Lonergan is a partner and head of our Property Team.  She specialises in commercial property with a particular emphasis on charity land transactions, and also deals with large and/or complicated land transactions.  Jane has been at Wilsons for 11 years,  and before this she was head of the property department in a Hampshire firm.  Before qualifying as a solicitor Jane was an officer in the Army, 'retiring' as a Captain in the Royal Corps of Signals. 

Jane acts for many of the best known charities in the country, advising on the entire spectrum of property issues affecting charities as well as assisting with complicated charity restructures and charity mergers. In short, Jane helps charities with all matters involving property.

Recent highlights

  • Settling the lease of Help for Heroes' various personnel recovery centres, in particular, Tedworth House;
  • Dealing with the purchase of a very large central London office block as a new Headquarters for an international 'household name' charity;
  • Settling overage deeds for a number of charity residuary legatees allowing them to benefit now from a property legacy whilst preserving the possibility of sharing in any future development profit.

Jane is very well known in the field of charity property and contributes regularly to legal publications.  She wrote the chapter on Charity Property for the Solicitor's Journal 'Expert Guide'.  As the subject matter expert, Jane lectures other legal professionals (both solicitors and barristers) on both commercial property and charity property

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