Sue Hennessey

Business, Charities, Ecclesiastical, Real Estate, Religious

Title: Consultant

Tel: 0191 226 7889

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Sue is a Consultant in the Real Estate & Ecclesiastical departments. She acts for a wide range of clients from individuals and small family businesses to major institutions and PLCs.


Real Estate


  • Acquisition, funding, development, leasing and disposal of sites whether large or small scale, complex commercial or residential
  • Advising on leasehold transactions for both landlords and tenants
  • The acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential portfolios
  • Acquisitions through pension funds

Ecclesiastical & Charity Law

Sue has substantial experience in Ecclesiastical and Charity Law matters including:

  • Sales and purchases of manses
  • Sales of charity properties including church buildings
  • Leases and licences to occupy
  • Regulatory and Charities Act compliance issues
  • Development documentation, including options, conditional contracts and overage


The Legal 500 2018 described the real estate team as being “strong, diligent and attentive” and one of the biggest and most capable in the region.

The Chambers UK 2019 Guide commented that the “the work undertaken by the real estate team is always of a high standard and they’re very strong in their area of operation.”

Key Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Charities
  • Ecclesiastical