Professional Services: The Team
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    Duncan Lillie
    Duncan Lillie Bsc FRICS is Managing Director of Shelley Sandzer Professional Services. With over 30 years experience Duncan is recognised as one of the countries leading consultants to the UK & Licensed and Leisure property sector. He has advised on a number of corporate acquisitions and disposals including Hutton Collins acquisition of Byron Hamburger Ltd. Duncan has a particular expertise in the field of rent reviews and lease renewals and frequently acts as an arbitrator and independent expert. He also appears as an Expert Witness in litigious property cases having given evidence in court and through mediation. Duncan is an RICS Registered Valuer, Past Chairman and Founder Member of The Restaurant Property Advisors Society (RPAS) and a member of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property (AVLP). He also makes frequent appearances as a speaker on the leisure circuit. Duncan lives in Bedford with his wife. He is a qualified rugby coach, marathon runner and motoring enthusiast.

    dlillie@shelleysandzer.co.uk
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    Victoria Oates
    Victoria is a Director of the Professional Services Team, undertaking rent reviews, lease renewals and resolving associated Landlord and tenant disputes throughout the UK. Victoria is regularly retained to act for operators including Cote, Bills, Black & Blue, Yo! Sushi, Tortilla and Nando's. She also acts for a number of Pension Funds and private Landlord's. In addition Victoria was recently (March 2015) elected Chairman of the Restaurant Property Advisors Society (RPAS). Victoria has over 17 years of experience in the industry, ranging from high street restaurants and bars through to shopping centre food courts as well as the wider leisure market of casino, bingo halls and museums. Recently she was called upon to undertake due diligence on the 43 Byron sites acquired by Hutton Collins and frequently provides advice to clients on new leases. In her spare time Victoria is the owner of two Irish Sport horses, a 17hh 10 year old mare at competition level and a slightly younger 16/2hh 6 year old hunter.

    voates@shelleysandzer.co.uk
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    Sarah Corbett
    Having recently joined the Professional Services Team, Sarah will be acting for both landlord and tenant clients across the UK, dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals and advising on other landlord and tenant related matters. Sarah has extensive experience of the third party process and acting as an expert witness. She has been working in the industry for 10 years, previously in the professional team at both Kitchen La Frenais Morgan and Nelson Bakewell (now Capita Symonds). Sarah is currently living on and refurbishing a dilapidated 25 metre barge with her partner, which is moored on an island in the Thames. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking and music festivals.

    scorbett@shelleysandzer.co.uk
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    Francesca Hurrell
    Francesca is PA to Duncan Lillie and Victoria Oates as well as providing secretarial support to the rest of the Professional Services team. Outside of work, Francesca enjoys cooking, going on holiday and trying out the new restaurants London has to offer.

    Fhurrell@shelleysandzer.co.uk
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    Will Bishop
    Will Bishop has joined the Professional Services Team as a graduate surveyor with a BSc from Oxford Brookes University. He will be assisting the team on rent reviews and lease renewals, for both landlords and tenants on a wide and varied range of leisure properties. Outside of the office Will closely follows Leicester Tigers RFU, his home team. He has an interest in Horse racing and has competed at Point to Point level; he also enjoys a round of golf when time permits.

    Wbishop@shelleysandzer.co.uk
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