A projects lawyer, specialising in local authority and housing sectors.
I'm a partner, and provide advice on significant public sector and housing projects. I advise on joint ventures, outsourcing, public private partnerships and all aspects of development and asset management. My practice includes advising on the strategy for projects, suitable legal structures and project implementation.
I've advised both central government departments, local authorities, housing associations and charities on all aspects of regeneration, energy and asset related projects. My interests are very much in the practical side of projects, and try to bring a grounded approach to progressing projects. Bringing lasting and beneficial change for communities is something that really motivates me.
Many local authorities have declared a “climate emergency”; heat networks can be a part of the solution.
Many local authorities have assessed that a trading subsidiary or trading structure could be beneficial as part of generating income or the service delivery matrix.
As Parliament break for their Christmas recess with no Withdrawal Agreement in place and 14 weeks until 29 March (“Brexit Day”), the possibility of a 'no-deal' Brexit looms large.
Readers will know that any housing provider with cladding consisting of aluminium composite panels has been required to submit a sample of cladding to DCLG for testing. Not one sample has yet fully passed the tests, which are being carried out through the DCLG programme.
We never liked it anyway… The difficulty with EU State aid law is the width of transactions captured.
This “independence” tension can be caused by different personalities, misunderstandings or a lack of constant or consistent communication, particularly about the authority’s expectations.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.