Shoosmiths has assisted local Willowbrook Hospice on a pro bono basis since 2018.
We have provided real estate advice and transactional support in relation to the acquisition of high street stores and regularising occupational arrangements across the property portfolio of this charity. An electronic database has been set up to provide instant access to deeds and we are on hand to provide ad hoc advice whenever required. We have for instance negotiated and agreed a Tenancy at Will with the NHS to formalise an existing arrangement whereby the NHS occupy a unit at Willowbrook Hospice, which importantly to Willowbrook, ensures that either party can terminate the occupation arrangement at any time.
‘Shoosmiths have been a fantastic partner to Willowbrook; as a charity we rely heavily on donations to continue to provide our services to the communities of St Helens and Knowsley. By providing pro bono support to us, Shoosmiths are enabling us to direct more of these donations to what we do best – the best care delivered with compassion. Thank you for helping us to do this.’
Alun Owens, Corporate Director, Willowbrook Hospice