Jacqueline Knox > Gowling WLG > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile
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Real estate group, housing development and regeneration.
Head of the firm’s social housing practice, leading the cross-firm team which helps Registered Providers of Social Housing (RPs), and other affordable housing providers (local authorities and charities) with their full range of legal requirements – from land acquisition and development, to housing management litigation, from tenancy agreements to corporate re-structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and financing. Practice area focuses on the real estate side. Jacqueline worked closely with Sanctuary Housing Association to help them deliver their 2011-15 development programme and continues to act for them on all of their development and real estate activity. She has also acted for the JV between Bournville Village Trust and the Homes and Communities Agency for 10 years in their development of Lightmoor Village, Telford – the ‘21st century Bournville’. Jacqueline advises RPs on regulatory matters and a range of public funding arrangements. Other clients include Metropolitan Housing Trust, Circle, L&Q, Orbit, London Borough of Croydon, Dolphin Square Foundation and a number of institutional investors and funds investing in the social housing sector.
Bramleys, solicitors, Nottingham – trainee solicitor 1990-1992; solicitor 1992-1996; Birmingham City Council Legal Services – senior solicitor 1996-2004; Wragge & Co, associate 2004-2008; director 2008-2014; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.
John Willmott Comprehensive; Nottingham Trent University – LLB(Hons) 1986-1989, Chester College of Law – Law Society Finals 1989/90.
Badminton, walking, theatre.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Gowling WLG‘s sizeable social housing practice enjoys a stellar reputation on account of its transactional expertise, working with a diverse roster of registered providers, local authorities, investors, and developers on high-value projects within the sector. Practice head Jacqueline Knox is a ‘stand-out‘ advisor whose broad practice encompasses development, investment, and housing management. London-based Richard Beckingsale heads up the firm’s regeneration practice, working with a plethora of public bodies on procurement negotiations and institutional investment transactions. Legal director Sally Farrall , who runs the affordable housing investments desk, is frequently engaged by major REITs for assistance in big-ticket transactions. Principal associate Gemma Courtenay is recommended for her far-reaching capabilities in development work. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham unless stated otherwise.
- Leading individuals - West Midlands > Real estate > Social housing
- Social housing - West Midlands > Real estate
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham
- Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham
- Real estate > Construction
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Employment > Employment
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI
- Public sector > Health
- Employment > Health and safety
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Real estate > Environment
- Employment > Pensions
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation