Blacks Solicitors has advised mental health charity, Battle Scars, on taking a new lease for its headquarters in Leeds. This has enabled the charity to acquire its first ever premises and also create opportunities for other mental health charities and not-for-profit organisations in the city to thrive.
Battle Scars is a survivor-led charity offering support around self-harm. Under the newly secured lease, Battle Scars has gained a pre-approved licence to occupy, empowering the charity to extend the range of the support it can offer to similar organisations and services.
Battle Scars sought a headquarters to serve as a hub for mental health support. The vision extended beyond its own organisation, aiming to create a welcoming space for other mental health charities to use.
Blacks Solicitors’ real estate team assisted the Battle Scars team on the acquisition of the new lease. Nick Dyson headed up the venture with support from senior associate Jennifer Gillespie and paralegal Samuel Morgan-Wynee.
Nick Dyson, partner in the real estate team at Blacks, commented: “We are delighted to support a local mental health charity doing incredible work within the community, which is increasingly needed. The deal will not only help Battle Scars to widen its support, it will also create a space where other charities can collaborate and provide further services to communities in Leeds and beyond.”
Jenny Groves, chief executive officer at Battle Scars, added: “Our dream is to create a welcoming, safe space with a strong lived experience element. We are so grateful to have received the expert guidance from Blacks Solicitors in this endeavour.”
Jonathan Shires from the landlord, Munroe K, commented: “It’s a privilege to be able to support such a wonderful charity as Battle Scars and to help them achieve their dreams. It is a great asset to our wider White Rose Park community and we look forward to supporting its wonderful work for many years.”