I am Head of Commercial Property and a Partner based at our Gadbrook Park office.
I graduated with joint honours in French and Spanish from Manchester University in 2009, then went on to complete the GDL and LPC at the College of Law (now the University of Law) and BPP Law School respectively. I have been working in commercial property since 2010, and qualified as a solicitor in 2014 having completed my training contract at Butcher & Barlow. In the past, I have also worked at two international firms in their real estate teams.
I have expertise in a wide variety of commercial property matters and my specialisms include:-
- land promotion agreements;
- option agreements;
- landlord and tenant matters;
- new build developments (commercial and residential);
- estate management (renewals, licences, management company matters); and
- conditional acquisitions/leases.
In particular, I act for a number of SME housebuilders dealing with their acquisitions, site setups and plot sales, as well as undertaking a significant amount of development work across Cheshire, including land promotion agreements.
My work highlights include a valuable cross-jurisdictional refinance transaction in relation to a large development site for a client based in the Channel Isles, and providing corporate support from a property perspective in connection with a £15m+ sale of a property investment company.
I am told by my clients that I am efficient, commercial and ‘get the job done’. I seek to solve problems rather than creating obstructions but I am always clear about what can or cannot be achieved. I think my straightforward approach fosters trust with my clients, and I always aim to understand my clients’ business needs to tailor my advice appropriately.
When I am not working, I enjoy running and hot yoga.
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