Carina Cobbold > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

Work Department

Real estate.


Carina is a real estate partner and specialises in structuring and delivering large scale, mixed use, residential led communities/strategic sites, real estate led joint venture agreements and large scale cross-office projects (including managing large scale portfolios for clients of circa 500 properties). Her development expertise involves advising upon all aspects of development work including: site assembly, development agreements, land sales/purchases, promotion agreements, collaboration/consortium and land owner agreements, overage agreements, leases and discussions and negotiations with third parties (utility providers and local authorities) in relation to infrastructure and statutory agreements. The other side of Carina’s practice involves her helping clients structure, fund and then project manage volume acquisitions and disposals. Such projects span multiple disciples, may involve different jurisdictions, requires a close working relationship with the client’s board, tax, planning and environmental consultants, and are often time critical.  Carina also leads our Patient Capital arm of our Real Estate Investment Sector which means she works alongside many stakeholders on emerging themes in this sphere, commenting on potential new structures both within the Strategic Land remit and on matters such as the Stewardship Model.


Trainee solicitor Eversheds 2003-05; newly qualified Mills & Reeve LLP 2005-06; solicitor 2006-08; senior solicitor 2008-10; associate 2010-14; partner 2014.


Hammonds High School, Swaffham, Norfolk 1993-97; Swaffham Sixth Form Centre 1997-99; Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University 1999-2002 (Law LLB – First Class Honours – 2002); Nottingham Law School 2002-03 (LPC – Distinction – 2003).


Swimming, attending the gym and skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich

(Leading individuals)

Carina CobboldMills & Reeve LLP

The team has real strength in depth and excellent technical knowledge, and they are also very responsive and genuinely nice people to deal with‘, says a client of Mills & Reeve LLP. From Norwich, the firm is active in major projects not only in the local region, but also across the UK. ‘Truly exceptional lawyer‘ Carina Cobbold, who focuses on large-scale projects and complex joint ventures, and Caroline Dean, who has ‘has a tenacity not often seen‘ and deals with development work for landowners and corporates, are the lead partners. The team of principal associates includes Anna Aldous, who deals with large-scale mixed use development sites; Zoe Cooke, who handles high-value residential development work for London based developers; David Siddall, who focuses on corporate real estate structuring; portfolio acquisition specialist Lisa-Marie Kennedy ; and Judy Day, who handles complex projects for education sector clients across the UK.