• I am a healthcare and higher education property specialist. I have been acting for the NHS and other healthcare organisations for over 20 years, and I specialise in supporting and advising my clients on all aspects of their property portfolios and projects, in particular, NHS trusts and foundation trusts, independent and voluntary sector providers of healthcare services, as well as national bodies such as the Department of Health, NHS England and NHS Blood and Transplant.

    I also act for higher education institutions in advising on their estate, including estates reconfiguration, lease regularisation and complex title issues.

    I have extensive experience in advising on and structuring estates arrangements within joint venture and PPP projects, surplus land disposals, keyworker accommodation schemes, third party development projects and all aspects of estates regularisation and rationalisation.

    I am recognised for providing cost-effective, pragmatic and frequently business-critical advice to my clients, and in structuring my advice within the wider context of public sector and NHS guidance and legislation where applicable. I lecture widely on topical property issues on both the NHS and the higher education estate, and I have a particular interest in sustainability and green lease issues and their impact on the built environment.

    Mark Paget Skelin, Ian Caplan, and Mark Calverley are always available and happy to go the extra mile to get the work completed, even when set challenging deadlines.

    The Legal 500, 2024

    In addition to lecturing, I have authored articles on the NHS estate in both the Health Service Journal and Estates Gazette, on subjects including strategic asset management for NHS providers and on the reorganisation of the NHS primary and community estate. I have also authored articles on the higher education estate which have been published in Open Access Government, University Business and SW Insider.

    • Lead partner on a ten year estates reconfiguration programme across over 120 sites for a leading NHS Ambulance Trust
    • Over £100m of keyworker accommodation joint venture development projects for many NHS trusts across London and the South East
    • Lead partner on first ever NHS leasehold acquisition of a private hospital site
    • Property lead for US private sector provider on one of the largest ISTC joint venture schemes nationwide
    • Retail concourse joint ventures and developments for NHS Trusts throughout London and the South of England
    • Lead partner on occupational regularisation programme for a leading London HEI
    • Numerous complex site disposals and acquisitions, including the first ever NHS sale and leaseback to an offshore unit trust

Mark Paget-Skelin is dynamic and very user-friendly.

Legal 500, 2022

Mark's areas of expertise

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