Local Government Property Team lead
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.
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.
It is important to remember that when it comes to selling services, you must deliver on your promises.
Under section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974, organisations are obligated to avoid public health and safety risks through the conduct of their business.
How does a media-savvy employer ensure a season of festive cheer but without mishap, damage to their reputation or harassment and bullying claims?
Providers need to be alive to the risk of contractors becoming insolvent and how to limit the resulting inevitable disruption.
Housing associations must continue to deliver core functions effectively and compliantly notwithstanding the uncertainty over the standards to which you will be held in the future.
Over the last few years the meaning of “asset management” has changed from being all about repairs to understanding that assets might not stay in an organisation forever.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has understandably prompted a fundamental reconsideration of how building safety is approached for High-Rise Residential Buildings.
Results from the latest three-yearly valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are starting to trickle through.
The potential for Brexit with or without a deal causes uncertainty, and credit rating agencies do not like uncertainty.
Let’s face it, Wills are underappreciated and often overlooked. In fact, around 54% of the British public do not have one!
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.