I enjoy the intellectual challenge of real estate law, interpreting documents, investigating the history of the property, and considering the practical relevance of past events. I use my extensive breadth of knowledge and experience to understand the client’s problems and how best to resolve any issues.
My clients include landed estates, charities, developers, higher educational institutions, government bodies/funders and private individuals. As well as providing specialist advice on complicated property issues, I also assist clients with dispute resolution.
I have many passions outside of work, including the Baroque, jazz, the Fitzwilliam on a wet Sunday afternoon, the Botanic Gardens and a rather fine ostrya carpinifolia, Rice’s Architectural Primer, a good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon baluster, Jesus Chapel, vaulting in King’s, and, in happier times, taking to the hills.
Keep a sense of perspective – a sense of humour helps.
Be pragmatic in your objectives and understand the uncertainties and potential cost – both financial and emotional wear and tear.
Take early advice before matters become polarised.