My role

I am the lead for our property department, which comprises our property, construction and housing management teams.

I also lead one of our teams that specialises in acting for housing associations, which covers their full range of property needs. I deliver development, joint ventures and stock rationalisation work. I also deliver major projects, such as stock transfers and other large scale property transactions.

My experience

I began my career acting for corporate occupiers, then moved into acting for private developers and a regional development agency. Since joining Anthony Collins Solicitors in 2004, I've used my property experience to support a range of housing and third/public sector clients (including local authorities, charities, health and social care providers) across the full range of property needs.

My specialisms

  • Property development
  • Stock rationalisation
  • Joint ventures
  • Stock transfers
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On 27 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), announced that by the end of 2021, the FCA will not use its legal powers to compel or persuade banks to submit to LIBOR as they are not comfortable in doing so where there are only a few eligible term borrowing transactions by large banks.

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BBC's Come Home and family breakdown

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The colour purple
The colour purple

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