Rosemary is a Partner in the Development team.

Experienced in site acquisitions and disposals, strategic land assembly, options and promotion agreements, overage agreements, and deferred payments. Rosemary oversees collaborations between consortiums of landowners and developers, negotiating the provisions of collaboration agreements and following these through in the contract documentation . She actively seeks out opportunities for landowners to maximise the potential value of their land while ensuring that developers minimise their risks and achieve workable provisions for the longer-term development of the site.

Rosemary also has specialist experience in setting up estate management schemes to provide for the effective management and maintenance of housing estates.

Clients include Avant Homes, Barratt / David Wilson Homes, Beal Homes, Duchy Homes, Home Group and Your Housing Group.   Rosemary acts for some of the UK’s leading house builders and registered providers as well as for landowners in connection with the acquisition, sale, and development of land for house building.

Recent examples of how Rosemary has supported clients include:

  • leading the legal aspects of the acquisition and development of David Wilson Homes’ flagship scheme at the 27-acre Chocolate Works site in York, including setting up estate management documentation to ensure the smooth sale and management of the dwellings;
  • completing the acquisition of a canal-side site in central Manchester on behalf of Belgravia Living, and securing the development and funding of the site as a PRS apartment scheme, including development funding and subsequent investment funding;
  • working with a group of landowners to facilitate the disposal of a large residential site in West Sussex with planning consent for 300 units, including deferred payment arrangements, clawback, overage and collaboration arrangements between the numerous landowners; and
  • securing the acquisition of a 290 dwelling development site on behalf of Barratt Homes pursuant to option agreements entered some years earlier, involving site assembly and resolving title issues, disposal of part of the site to another developer and collaboration arrangements to enable the developers to work together.