Head of Cumbria and real estate

Jamie Allison

Role: Partner
Dept: Head of Cumbria and Real Estate
Locations: Preston, Kendal
Direct Dial: 01772 90424501539 760572
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Jamie is Head of Cumbria and of Napthens’ Real Estate group.  In this dual role he is responsible for the development and implementation of Napthens’ Cumbrian strategic plan and manages the commercial property, construction, rural and leisure & licensing departments.  Jamie is also a member of Napthens Executive Board.


A highly experienced lawyer, Jamie has acted for many clients in the construction, commercial and residential property investment, telecoms and manufacturing sectors and has particular expertise within the licensed and brewing community (including relationship partner for the Society of Independent Brewers and the wider leisure and hospitality sector.  Recommended in the 2023 'Legal 500', Jamie has strong relationships with corporate finance advisers, banks, fund managers and various private equity houses. He has a high profile within the regional business community and is committed to ensuring business stays in this part of the country for the benefit of the whole community.  Jamie is on the Board of Cumbria Tourism and of Kendal Futures CIC, he is a non-Executive Director of community investment fund, Enterprise Answers and is also on the board of Napthens charity foundation.


Jamie joined Napthens in 2008 from Manchester law firm Pannone LLP, where he was a partner and Head of Entrepreneurial Services. At Pannone he was shortlisted as ‘Assistant Solicitor of the Year’ in ‘The Lawyer Awards’ in London, and was one of the youngest partners in the firm’s history.  His department was recognised as an ‘innovative provider of legal services’ by The Financial Times, and he has instilled this same ethos to his role at Napthens.

Jamie is passionate about his roots and the Lancashire and Cumbrian marketplace and is committed to ensuring that business stays in these parts of the country for the benefit of the local community. He regularly supports local charities and he gives his free time up in various appointments to community and business organisations.

More about Jamie Allison

Describe yourself in 3 words
Tenacious.  Assertive.  Resourceful.

Which actor would you choose to play you on TV or film?
Buzz Lightyear.

Name your favourite book/film
Book – Relentless / Film – anything featuring Jim Carrey. Withnail & I and Fawlty Towers feature highly too.

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?
A gamekeeper, boat-designer or a craft brewer in the sticks – close call…