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Dawn Short


Dawn focuses on non-contentious leasehold matters including the grant of new leases, assignments and renewals.

"Wright Hassall LLP’s work is ‘on a par with the big London firms’. It is acting for Chase Commercial on the redevelopment of a large site in Bromsgrove, and is providing ongoing advice to BMW and JC Decaux (UK)."

Legal 500 UK


  • Acted for a number of high street names over the years assisting in the management of their portfolio of properties dealing with lease renewals, licences for assignment and alterations and general management issues.
  • Advised on the property elements of the sale and purchase of a number of leasehold licensed premises.
  • Acted on a complex rearrangement of a multi-let property for a landlord. The matter involved the simultaneous grant of a new lease, surrender and re-grant of another lease and the grant of a reversionary lease. It was important that the matter was structured in a way that met the needs of all parties yet was as straightforward as possible. 

"The team is able to provide a comprehensive real estate service comparable with the largest City firms. They clearly believe in the importance of relationships and provide an excellent client experience."

Legal 500


After graduating with a degree in Biomedical Sciences from Sheffield University, Dawn completed the Graduate Diploma in Law. She trained at Wragge & Co where she qualified into the real estate department where she remained there until 2006. Dawn joined Wright Hassall in Summer 2011 in order to improve her work/life balance.


Dawn enjoys cycling, genealogy and gardening.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Jo Herbert - Real Estate Law Solicitor
Joanne Herbert Senior Associate
Terry Dickson - Real Estate and Property Lawyer
Terry Dickson Partner
Bhavika Mistry - Property Lawyer
Bhavika Mistry Associate
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