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I joined Lodders in November 2016 as a Solicitor in Lodders’ Real Estate team. I specialise in residential and commercial development transactions. I act for a discrete number of private sector developers and land promoters on all aspects of the development process from site acquisition and strategic land assembly, funding, build out and the subsequent disposal of both commercial and residential developments. I also act for landowners (individuals and multi-party landowners) on a variety of strategic land matters including option agreements, promotion agreements, conditional contracts and overage arrangements and the more imminent disposals of development land. The scope and scale of such transactions has varied from developments of just one or two units through to the more involved and complex transactions involving the creation of new settlements and garden villages in larger residential/mixed use developments.
I have further experience in renewable energy transactions, advising landowners and operators on sustainability opportunities and obligations in respect of wind turbine and solar photovoltaic technologies. I also have experience in general commercial property matters including title due diligence, deeds of easements and landlord & tenant transactions.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
No two transactions are ever the same. I am constantly being challenged throughout the working day whether I am working on a development transaction, renewable energy project or on a new investment purchase. I also enjoy finding innovative solutions for any problems which crop up during a transaction.
I am lucky enough in my job to see a potential new development from the very outset, from the bare agricultural land, moving through to the development proposals for the land being drawn up by our clients and pursued through the planning application process and finally to the end product when a planning permission is achieved and we are instructed on the sale/purchase and subsequent estate set up and plot sales.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The need to avoid traffic on the A46 on the commute in to work.