I joined Sharratts in 2016, primarily to work alongside Richard, Nick and Jane within the development team. Previously, I was a member of Lewis Silkin’s social housing and wider real estate team. I have also sat on the board of an RP.
I have broad experience of acting for registered providers, including all aspects of development and property work, funding, security, and planning. I have also advised providers and other clients on governance matters, including regulatory, charity and vires issues, including stock transfers and special projects (green energy solutions).
I have a good knowledge of the planning regime, having worked with the Mayoral family on significant planning applications in the capital, including infrastructure and affordable housing aspects.
Most recently I have been working for a specialist shared ownership investment consultancy together with one of the leading investment fund managers to successfully develop an innovative management leaseback model for investment in shared ownership housing portfolios.
Outside of work hours, I am a family man - married with four children, and living in mid-Sussex. I enjoy spending time on the nearby downs and at the coast, golf, music (choral singing) and a good pint!
I am one of the two founding Partners of the Firm, and have been practising in Social Housing Law since 1986.
I specialise in Real Estate development and Planning Law.
I enjoy rugby, painting and visiting country pubs.
I joined the Firm in 2004 having previously worked following qualification at a West End London Firm, where I gained experience in general Commercial Property work, including acting for major National Retailers and Developers.
Since joining Sharratts I have acted mainly for Registered Provider clients and have dealt with a wide variety of property work, particularly focussing upon development land site acquisitions and commercial property transactions. I have particular expertise in the drafting and negotiation of Commercial Leases and the Charging of Portfolios to private lenders. I became a Partner in October 2007.
I actively enjoy squash, tennis and mountain walking, and less actively these days, football.
I joined Sharratts in April 2013 from a firm of solicitors in Croydon who specialised in property law. I was with my previous firm for over 7 years and primarily dealt with shared ownership plot sales, resales and staircasings. I currently deal with shared ownership plot sales, resales and staircasings.
I have two small children who take up all my spare time!
Office Administration Manager
Prior to joining Sharratts in July 2014 I worked in sales for both London & Quadrant Housing Trust and Moat Homes from 2005.
I am responsible for compiling weekly returns for clients & our own internal monthly returns.
I also deal with plot sales post completion matters to ensure all documents are received for deeds storage and any queries raised are actioned swiftly.
I joined Sharratts in 2012 as a Licensed Conveyancer having qualified in 2010. My previous experience is in residential conveyancing and new build. I specialise in Shared Ownership sales, Resales, Final and Partial Staircasing, DIYSO’s and Deed of Variations.
I enjoy spinning classes and camper vans!
I have been a partner at Sharratts since 2014. I qualified in 1983 and spent many years inhouse with national house builders. Between 2001 until 2014 I worked in private practice in central London, acting for both registered providers and house builders.
My specialism is dealing with development and regeneration schemes, including land acquisition, sales and planning, acting for registered providers, house builders and other developers.
I am divorced with three children, who are all grown up now, and enjoy reading, the theatre, swimming and walking.
I joined Sharratts in 2014 as a Paralegal and became a Trainee Solicitor in 2015 on completion of my LPC. I am currently working as part of our Housing Association Asset Management Team.
I spent a year in Italy teaching English as a foreign language and enjoy playing rugby.
I joined Sharratts in 2005 having previously dealt with development work for private clients. I became a partner in 2010 and head up the Disposals Department with responsibility for new build plot sales of all tenures. I also oversee resales, staircasing and DIYSO transactions.
I have two young sons therefore have limited time for hobbies but enjoy keeping fit and travelling.
I joined Sharratts in 2002 after training to become a legal executive.
During my years with Sharratts I have gained experience in auction disposals, Right to Buy, Social HomeBuy, purchase and repair, FirstBuy and many other aspects of residential conveyancing.
I now specialise in resales, staircasing and shared ownership disposals.
I qualified as a solicitor seventeen years ago and have worked for housing associations for the last ten years. I joined Sharratts in 2012, am the head of the Housing Association Asset Management Team and deal with a wide range of property matters, particularly Right To Buy / Right to Acquire, auctions, lease extensions, individual sales and purchases and general asset management work.
I am kept busy by a young family but, when I get the chance, I enjoy sailing, cycling and walking.