Solicitor – Admitted 2006
I am a Partner in the Transactional Real Estate team specialising in residential and commercial development.
I help clients on all aspects of complex development projects and in securing land opportunities. My clients are national and regional developers, housebuilders, land promoters and local authorities with a strategic housing delivery programme. As well as large scale housing schemes, I advise on mixed-used schemes and niche developments with a more unique focus.
I am with clients on their journey from the acquisition of sites through the development phase and to their ultimate disposal. I head up the site set up and new homes teams in the South West and also oversee the team delivering the bulk sales of units to affordable housing providers. Experience on the site set up and sales side has given me a valuable understanding of how legal and technical issues encountered at the acquisition stage may impact on sales.
I always work as part of a team and I am valued by clients for that collaborative approach. I am proud of working in a highly experienced and brilliant development team at Michelmores.
I started my career in London, training and working for one of the so-called magic circle firms, Linklaters. I moved back to my home county and joined Michelmores in 2007.
Advising a national housebuilder on the conditional acquisition of development site for 275 units with complex technical, planning and title issues. The transaction involved securing rights over third party land and a leaseback structure to secure a longer term development potential for the seller.
Acting for a national housebuilder on the acquisition of a development site which formed part of a wider consented site. The transaction involved land assembly from three separate landowners, a contract with pre-acquisition and post-acquisition conditions and negotiating planning responsibilities and joint servicing arrangements.
Advising on the acquisition development sale and ongoing management structure of a 60 residence development within a 14-acre site overlooking the Silverstone racing track between Maggots and Becketts corner. The luxury development includes on-site facilities including a clubhouse for use of owners and guests and owners share in the revenue generated from letting out the residences on a short term basis.
Acting on the site set up and sale of a city estate comprising of townhouses and apartments with a focus on sustainability including provisions within the leases which enabled the landlord/management company to monitor energy consumption and take steps to reduce energy use and other adverse environmental impacts.