Tim Heal > Ashfords LLP > Exeter, England > Lawyer Profile

Ashfords LLP
ASHFORD HOUSE
GRENADIER ROAD
EXETER
EX1 3LH
England

Work Department

Real Estate.

Position

Partner and Head of the Real Estate Team. Tim specialises in all aspects of the development of commercial and residential property.

Career

In particular Tim deals with strategic site assembly, including land owner agreements, promotion and option agreements and more general development agreements.

His clients include landowners, regional and national housebuilders, housing associations and commercial developers.

He is recognised as a leading figure in Real Estate by both the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and is praised for his “good, sound commercial advice” and ability to “develop a good strong relationship with him”.

Relevant experience:

  • BDW Trading Limited: Acting in the acquisition of a development site in Cornwall by way of a company acquisition.
  • Housebuilder: Acting for a landed estate in the grant of a promotion agreement and subsequent disposal with the benefit of planning permission for 185 dwellings to a regional housebuilder.
  • Cavanna Homes (Devon) Limited: Acting in the purchase of a development site at Clyst St Mary, Exeter for 80 dwellings.
  • Private landowners: Acting for private landowners in the unconditional sale of a development site with the benefit of planning permission in Chudleigh for 230 dwellings.
  • Private landowners: Acting for private landowners in the phased disposal of a large development site in Bovey Tracey to a national and a regional housebuilder.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Residential development, energy and waste, and social housing are three of the key sectors for Ashfords LLP South West real estate practice with offices in Exeter and Bristol. The firm sports a highly specialised set of practitioners: Practice heads Tim Heal and Kate Topp provide expertise in large-scale residential-led development; Paul Butterworth focuses on housing and regeneration; energy and waste are handled by Emma Warren; and Andrew Worley covers the team’s franchising offering. Simon Bailey is a go-to contact for transactional matters, and was promoted to partner in September 2021 alongside health and charity sector expert Ben Tarrant. Robin De Wreede joined the firm at the beginning of 2021 from Davitt Jones Bould and brings to bear experience spanning regeneration and development projects, acquisition and disposals, and landlord and tenant matters.