I am the head of our Commercial Property Department. I was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 and I am highly experienced in commercial property law. I joined QualitySolicitors Burton & Co because I recognised that QualitySolicitors Burton & Co are an ambitious firm who combine traditional values with modern customer service and I admire that ethos.
Development and Construction Projects
I have an excellent knowledge of landowner property developments and associated construction issues and I deal, on a regular basis amongst other matters, with site acquisition and disposals, options, overage agreements, joint ventures, collaboration agreements, construction leases, forward lease agreements and financing. As a result of my many years experience I am able to structure transactions to avoid the pitfalls often associated with the development of land.
Rural and Agricultural Property
As part of my work I have dealt with many farm acquisitions, disposals, partitioning and the individual purchasing and sales of parcels of agricultural land. I advise on Agricultural Holding Act tenancies and Farm Business Tenancies. I also advise on and have experience of mining leases, pipeline leases, underground gas storage leases, communication masts and renewable energy schemes. Linked in with my development work I have assisted agricultural land owners to develop land and farm buildings. I also work closely with our Private Client department to ensure that farmers and their families get the best possible advice on inheritance planning.
I deal with commercial freehold and leasehold properties and the acquisition and sales of businesses.
I am a Member of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).