I am a partner in the real estate team specialising in residential development work for housebuilders, property traders and landowners.
I have extensive experience in the residential development sector gained both in private practice and “in-house” and act for national and regional housebuilders, developers, promoters and landowners.
I always aim to work collaboratively with other lawyers and professionals involved in a transaction to find solutions to meet or exceed my clients’ commercial or personal objectives.
My clients tell me they appreciate not only my legal expertise but my commercial awareness and my open approachable manner.
Areas of expertise:
- Conditional contracts
- Option agreements (short-term and strategic)
- Site assembly
- Acquisitions and site sales
- Promotion agreements
- Overage deeds
- Advice on covenants and easements
- s.106 planning obligations
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in October 1995
Acquiring a site for development subject to planning involving a land swap arrangement, a buy-back agreement, overage provisions and security by way of legal charge.
Acting on a site assembly land acquisition, and the subsequent sale of the build complete apartment block to a Local Authority Registered Social Landlord
Negotiating the acquisition of third-party land interests for access/services in relation to a ransom situation on a site subject to a promotion agreement
Both James and Jane are extremely competent in their industry and have a brilliant ability to convey all technical and complicated points in such a way that landowners or clients can understand immediately.
Legal 500 2024