Esther qualified in March 2017 and has recently joined the Projects & Procurement Team. Esther specialises in property and has a range of experience including advising: housing associations; converting and transferring academies; local authorities and third party land owners.
Esther also has experience in coordinating and providing legal support in multi-disciplinary project meetings.
Examples of experience include advising:
- Housing Associations/Registered Providers: dealing with the acquisition of land for residential/commercial development and disposal of surplus land to generate income;
- Education & Skills Funding Agency assisting on acquisition of sites for free schools;
- Academy Trusts on the property aspects of converting to an academy; and
- Local authorities and third party landowners on the property arrangements including: commercial leases (acting for both landlord and tenant); acquisitions and disposals of commercial units and advising on terms of telecommunication equipment leases.