Jason Wood

What I do

I joined Smith Partnership in 1992 and am Head of the Commercial Property team.  I have over 30 years of experience and have dealt with a large cross section of complex commercial property matters. My clients include many private sector clients involved in development schemes and property finance together with complex landlord and tenant matters.

My experience includes site assembly and development, property finance, investment acquisition and funding agreements and the negotiation of institutionally acceptable leases.

The Commercial Property team have been the headline sponsor of the Derby Property Summit, an event attended by over 500 property specialists where I led a seminar on the difficulties faced by city centres and unlocking their potential. 

I have acted on behalf of a US client who specialises in the sterilisation of medical equipment used by the NHS and other medical providers in relation to the purchase of land from Henry Boot Developments Limited and subsequent development agreement for the construction of a bespoke factory with a value in excess of £10 million.

I have also acted for clients in relation to a new facility with HSBC Bank plc with a value of approximately £8 million. This will enable the clients to acquire further land for development purposes.

A wealth of experience. Having been involved with commercial property work for 27 years I have been involved in numerous complex and testing transactions. There are not too many scenarios that I have not come across.

Films, travel either abroad or in the UK in our motorhome, music festivals, spending quality time with my family. Lifelong Arsenal fan. Sometime golfer when time permits.

Smith Partnership advises on a variety of commercial property matters, including developments, landlord and tenant issues and property finance work, with particular experience in the hospitality and healthcare sectors. Practice head Jason Wood specialises in advising developers on site assemblies and the subsequent sale of plots and acts for property portfolios on the purchase, sale and leasing of properties.

The thing that makes Smith Partnership unique is that they give good old-fashioned personal service, and they care.

The Legal 500, 2023

The ‘highly professional’ Smith Partnership offers ‘excellent business acumen’ and ‘great depth of expertise’.

Key figures include practice head Jason Wood, who has particular expertise in the healthcare sector. The group's expertise covers acquisitions and disposals, property finance and development work, landlord and tenant instructions and corporate support work. The client list features a major pub company and several players from the food and drink industry.

The Legal 500, 2023