Rebecca is an experienced development lawyer whose focus is the residential sector, where she advises a range of national and regionally based house-builder clients on the acquisition of land for development. She has particular expertise in negotiating conditional contracts, options and overage arrangements.
She has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating planning and infrastructure agreements, undertaking planning and environmental due diligence as part of site acquisition and advising on breaches of planning legislation. Rebecca also has considerable experience in contentious planning work, representing clients in respect of both planning appeals and High Court legal challenges.
Rebecca also has experience in advising developers and landowners generally on land development, strategic issues, and structuring transactions. She has acted for a broad range of clients, including commercial and residential developers, charities, retirement and care home operators, and port authorities.
Recent examples of work or case studies:
- Negotiated several planning agreements for various hotel development sites across the UK on behalf of a Singaporean listed company.
- Assisting a developer with the site acquisition and obtaining planning permission for several new-build hotels for a well-known budget hotel chain.
- Undertaking planning and environmental due diligence for house-builder clients, hotel developer clients and other commercial clients.