Fahmida Ismail

Fahmida Ismail

Banking & Finance, Commercial Property, Company & Commercial, Health Care

Tel: 0121 698 2200
Office: Birmingham

About Fahmida Ismail

Fahmida specialises in helping businesses with finances, corporate structures and property management.

Financial advice includes:

  • Advising on the most appropriate security for loans for financial institutions
  • Perfecting the security on behalf of financial institutions to ensure repayment of loans
  • Enforcing security when repayments cannot be met

Corporate advice includes:

  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Takeovers
  • Mergers
  • De-mergers
  • Reorganisations

Property management includes:

  • Acquisitions
  • Site development
  • Freehold purchase and sale
  • Leasehold purchase and sale

Clients include:

  • Lending institutions
  • Banks
  • National retail chains
  • Owner managed businesses
  • Newly-formed companies
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Partnerships
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Family owned businesses

Clients have included:

  • Abbey Land Limited
  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Advantage Transition Bridge Fund Limited

Recent Cases

Fahmida acted for a bank providing a £20 million loan. Fahmida had to check and perfect the security on 80 properties all around the UK within 4-5 weeks. These were a wide range of properties including public houses, working men's institutions and hotels. These checks included: the environmental position, local authority and coalmining issues, restrictive covenants and sufficient equity in the property.

What our clients say

"We use Sydney Mitchell for notarial services. We found the service responsive, efficient and good value."
Mr J F Voller, Freshwinds

"We are extremely happy with the service provided by Sydney Mitchell. Fahmida was extremely helpful and provided guidance and reassurance when helping us to buy our first home. We will use Sydney Mitchell in the future."
Mr Jack W Barratt and Ms Lorna M O'Neil

"Considering there was only one visit to your office and that I relocated to Malta, the email/ phone communication worked very well. Also, I was impressed by the thoroughness of the searches."

What the Directories say

2017 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP’s public-sector healthcare practice is headed by Fahmida Ismail in Birmingham, closely supported by consultant Tony Harris, who splits his time between Birmingham and Shirley and acted for a retiring senior partner with regards to the cancellation of his GMS contract and the negotiation of his retirement agreement. Areas of expertise include advising on sales, acquisition and mergers of GP practices, partnership disputes, and LIFT and non-LIFT projects.

2014 Legal 500 - recommends Fahmida in the Corporate and Commercial category and she is recognised as leading the Sydney Mitchell team advising health centres and GP practices.

2013 Legal 500 - Fahmida has been recommended in the Corporate and Commercial section of the 2013 Legal 500 and named as a key contact for Health.

2010 Legal 500 - has "Sydney Mitchell is particularly experienced in the sale and purchase of casinos. ..."

Awards and Recognition

Fahmida was shortlisted for Commercial Solicitor of the Year 2009 at the Birmingham Law Society awards in March 2009.

Career History

  • 2000 joined Sydney Mitchell as Partner
  • 1986 - 2000 Rowley Dickinson (was Rowley & Blewitts) Made Partner in 1989
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 1988

Memberships and Offices held

Fahmida is a Notary public and a member of the Notary Society of England and Wales.

Interests and Hobbies

Fahmida's interests include travelling, playing golf and cooking for friends.

UK Top Tier Firm 2021 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme