Emma Bissett is a real estate lawyer with extensive experience of acting for landlords, tenants, investors, banks and other funding institutions. Emma advises most of the large clearing banks, as well as a number of challenger banks, and is particularly experienced in acting on projects involving large portfolios of properties. She also has a broad range of experience in the energy sector and in the field of compulsory purchase, advising clients in relation to the real estate aspects of the promotion of compulsory purchase orders and development consent orders.

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  • Acting for Leeds City Council in relation to the South Bank Regeneration Project, involving the refurbishment of Temple Works – a grade-I listed building. This project also involves a complex grant funding arrangement, as well as land assembly via a compulsory purchase order.
  • Advising Leeds City Council in connection with the development of a park adjacent to the former Tetley’s Brewery Site.
  • Acting for Lloyds Bank (as lead bank in a syndicate of three other lenders) in relation to the Bruntwood Sci-Tech refinance (loan value over £190 million).
  • Acting for the Royal Bank of Scotland in relation to the refinance of the Northburgh House portfolio of properties (loan value of over £65 million).
  • Acting for SP Manweb in relation to the North Shropshire Reinforcement Project, which involved the promotion of a development consent order and negotiation of settlement agreements with more than 100 landowners.


  • College of Law, York, L.P.C., 2000
  • College of Law, York, C.P.E., 1999
  • University of East Anglia, B.A., 1998
  • University of Boulder, B.A., 1997


  • England and Wales, 2002
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