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2ND FLOOR CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH, ORCHARD STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3AZ, ENGLAND
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Work 0333 320 2220
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Fax 0333 320 4440
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62553 JESMOND
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Kelly Pearson

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 233 9738
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DWF

Work Department

I am an Associate specialising in property transactions with a focus on affordable housing and regeneration.

Position

Associate

Career

I work closely with some of the largest registered providers in the UK, advising on a broad spectrum of property transactions including property development (both commercial and residential), shared ownership, large scale stock rationalisation and general social housing property law.


North: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

DWF covers a broad range of social housing work: on the non-contentious side, team head Lee Pickett specialises in development, regeneration and investment matters, and senior associate Kelly Pearson is routinely called upon to advise on social housing finance issues, while Jonathan Smith, who made partner in November 2017, is the main contact for housing litigation; he is adept at handling rent review and dilapidation disputes as well as disputes relating to development land. Pickett advised Bernicia Homes on the acquisition of a development site for the proposed construction of 11 dwellings, and regularly assists the Riverside Group with development agreements including procurement issues and development risk assessments. South Tyneside Homes Ventures instructed the team to advise on its property development programme which included, among other matters, a golden brick structured development agreement with Bellway Homes and grant funding advice. In litigation, Smith defended the Manningham Housing Association against a claim for breach of public law obligations following an application for possession of a property, and assisted Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust with obtaining an emergency anti-social behaviour injunction against one of its tenants.

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