"An exceptional lawyer – he can be relied upon to deliver his work on time, to meticulous standards and in a thoroughly professional manner" – Luke Freeman, Client
"It has been a real pleasure working with Stephen who provided an exceptional service to our clients." – National property consultancy
Stephen is a Partner in the Transactional Real Estate team, bringing almost 30 years' experience in property and development work.
Stephen works with businesses that build new homes, and land owners who want to enable housebuilders to construct new homes on their land. Stephen has particular expertise in the land assembly and preparation for development and servicing of sites, working closely with colleagues in planning and construction law and the plot sales team.
Acquired listed historic former factory buildings designated for retirement apartments and care home use within a larger open market housing development – re-sold the site to a specialist retirement developer within 12 months at a significant increase upon the original purchase price.
Assembled the area allocated for a significant town extension involving several different owners, addressed complex title issues and title indemnity insurance.
Continuing to act over a 20 year period for a farming family to include a major land holding within the local plan for housing development. Involves Option Agreements with a national house builder, renewals and extensions of Options and guidance through the planning and infrastructure processes necessary to unlock the land for development.