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The ‘practical and pragmatic’ team at Birketts LLP is ‘always available and responsive’. Grace Kerr specialises in assisting landowners with transactional matters, including negotiating collaboration agreements and joint ventures, whereas Steven Kay has been consolidating the group’s house builder practice.

Melanie Bache leads the practice at Birkett Long LLP, which expanded with the acquisition of Asher Prior Bates and the recruitment of Justin Stock from Hill & Abbott. The ‘very knowledgeableDavid Rayner is ‘always available for advice and support’.

At Ellisons Solicitors, Guy Longhurst led a team which assisted a developer with a £15m sale of land to a national homebuilder for the construction of more than 300 houses. Philip Roberts and Kevin Wilsher are recommended.

The ‘excellent’ and ‘extremely professional’ team at Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP is led by Ellen Petersen and provides a holistic service, with particular strength in financial transactions. Chris Jones is recommended.

Wortley Byers LLP’s team garners praise for its ‘first-class industry knowledge’. ‘Nothing is too much trouble’ for Jane Winfield; she is recommended alongside David Chapman, whose experience is ‘second to none’, and ‘exceptional’ practice head Aaron Cane.

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  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

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