National Head - Residential Property
I am the National Head of the Residential Property Team here at Irwin Mitchell. I have worked in the residential property sector for over twenty years and have particular experience in London and the South East, although many of my clients have properties throughout the country.
I have a range of clients, from property developers and investors to banks and lending institutions, landlords, tenant groups, management companies and individuals from England and many other countries.
I specialise in all aspects of residential property law, including:
- Portfolio acquisitions, sales and management
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Conveyancing for individuals, collectives and family offices
I have been extensively quoted in the national and property press and have appeared on the BBC (radio and television) and Channel Four News. I also write an occasional blog for Huffington Post.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
My original motivation was for an interesting and intellectually stimulating job. The inspiration came later when I had specialised in the residential property sector, which appealed from day one in the office.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The range of people in the industry, bringing big deals to fruition and helping clients through the maze of relevant legislation all combine to keep the work fascinating, challenging and fun.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
The sport of fencing has been a big part of my life since starting secondary school. I still train and compete, and fifteen years ago I helped set up a club in my home town of Tunbridge Wells. With three teenage children with a range of interests, the weekends are normally busy watching them play sports or taxiing.
I have recently contributed to:
- Inside Conveyancing
- Landlord News
- The Times' The Brief
- Housebuilder & Developer
- Today's Conveyancer
- Property Industry Eye
- Rotherham Advertiser
- Financial Times
- The Daily Mail
I have also recently conducted an interview for BBC Radio and hosted Episode 3 of the Irwin Mitchell podcast, Moving in Together: Traps, Pitfalls and Protection.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1993.