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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Chris Waumsley

Tel:
Work 0845 274 6809
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Head of planning and environment team.


East Midlands: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

Noted for its ‘commercial awareness’ and ‘pragmatism’, Freeths LLP ‘provides an excellent level of service’. The group specialises in large-scale developments, with clear emphasis on residential, retail and commercial mixed use, including town centre and urban regeneration projects. ‘Very experienced’ practice head Christopher Waumsley, noted for his ‘considerable knowledge and experience’, and Paul Brailsford, both chartered town planners, are the main advisers in the mixed solicitor-town planner group. Waumsley’s recent caseload includes advising Newton Nottingham on complex section 106 negotiations involving requirements for a bridge over the A46 dual carriageway, new schools and other community facilities. Barratt David Wilson Homes, IOM Consortium and Henry Boot Developments are also clients.

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London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

The regional and national teams at Freeths LLP have considerable  geographical reach. Nathan Holden, based in Birmingham advises on real estate and commercial projects including town centre expansions and Mitchell Ball, also based in Birmingham, has extensive retail development expertise. Other key names to note are Stephen Pearson and Christopher Waumsley in Nottingham and Philippa Dempster in London. It is dealing with all the 'right to buy' work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich and is advising the London Borough of Havering on the acquisition of Havering College of Further and Higher Education’s Quarles Campus for £5.5m and the subsequent leaseback of the campus to the College for two years.

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