My role

I am the Commercial Property lead for the Local Government sector, acting for local authorities in all aspects of their properties – from asset rationalisation to investment, including income-generating investments to redevelopment and regeneration schemes.

My experience

I have over 30 years’ commercial property experience and have dealt with all aspects of commercial property in that time – from corporate asset sale and share sale arrangements to large scale voluntary transfers acting for the acquiring newly-established housing providers. My recent focus has been on complex regeneration or asset rationalisation projects for public sector clients – health trusts and local authorities – involving several disciplines from property to planning, commercial, and procurement.

I also have experience acting for retailers, banks, registered providers and corporate clients, including charitable organisations like NACRO and Action for Children.


My specialisms

  • Property development and regeneration schemes
  • Property aspects of outsourcing leisure, libraries and children’s services
  • Property aspects of joint venture and collaboration agreements
  • Acting for academy trusts or local authorities on the property aspects of conversions of schools to academy trusts or the creation of new academy trusts
  • Complex disposals and/or acquisitions for public sector bodies
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