Lorraine is a highly experienced property development lawyer. Having qualified in 1998, she previously worked in the Thomas Eggar development team for five years, then Shoosmiths for four years, working with national, regional and local housebuilders on residential and mixed use developments. She re-joined the firm in 2014 before the merger with Irwin Mitchell.
Lorraine has a great deal of development experience, regularly advising residential developers and landowners on all aspects of their development projects. She has particular focus on option agreements, conditional contracts, overage deeds and restrictive covenants.
- Sale of part of a development site with planning permission for over 500 dwelling units for £29m involving many complications such as division of infrastructure obligations between house builders, overage, structuring the deal to complete in phases, defective title issues and wayleave agreements.
- Acting for joint landowners granting an option agreement for residential development including defective title issues and overage
- Acting for the landowner in respect of the variation of a conditional contract with a national house builder including price variation and overage
"I required my Will updating and LPA’s setting up. I had instructed Irwin Mitchell previously on a property matter and found their service and professionalism to be first class.(Lorraine Rose-Dugdale). I therefore decided to instruct them again and was introduced by Lorraine to Emily Wentworth who also proved to be first rate in her advice and in communicating what was required. I am a Chartered Accountant and have dealt with many solicitors including those in the ‘Magic Circle’. Irwin Mitchell from my point of view are equal to the best of them which is clearly reflected in the people they employ." - Peter H, 5* Trustpilot review
"Lorraine. Thank you so much for all your sensible and considered counsel throughout this whole process and for your patience in answering each and every question fired at you. It has been very much appreciated to have someone who could provide such an objective, professional opinion to queries. I am very grateful." - James P, client
"Lorraine, I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts on this one. You did a brilliant job! I really appreciate all your assistance and work on this." - Development Surveyor of a client development company
Tribunal Permits Block Of Flats In Breach Of Single Dwelling Covenant by Lorraine Rose-Dugdale
Developer Uses Prescriptive Rights To Develop Land by Lorraine Rose-Dugdale