Having retired after 32 years as a Partner with the Firm, Peter now practises with us as a part-time Consultant Solicitor, providing advice on non-transactional real property issues including: title registration, easements, restrictive covenants and lease extension and enfranchisement claims.
He has advised the Firm’s developer clients on sites throughout England and has acted for many landowners in their disposals to developers. Notable transactions include a £13.75 million site assembly and purchase in Hertfordshire and disposal of a redundant business premises in Buckinghamshire for re-development at a value of £7.1 million.
He has acted for a number of local authorities and was lead Partner in the transfer of the leisure property portfolios of the London Borough of Bromley, South Lakeland District Council and Trafford Borough Council to non-profit distribution organisations.
Other transactions that Peter has handled include: options, planning agreement and sub-sale of a green belt development of 43 dwellings; acquisition and planning agreements for brownfield residential sites; the £9 million acquisition for an investment client of a waste transfer depot; a new maintenance and access lease for 104 owners on a private residential estate; leasehold enfranchisement claims for separate blocks comprising 34 lessees; surrender and re-grant of leases of 34 apartments within a sheltered accommodation development; a residential development option for an educational charity; sale of 550 acres of agricultural land; purchase of farms comprising 249 acres and a £4.25 million acquisition and disposal of a town centre residential site.
After playing cricket for 44 consecutive seasons Peter has now ‘hung up his boots’, but he continues to be a regular spectator at Lord’s, plays an occasional round of golf, trains gundogs and is a keen equestrian.