Louise Drew > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Stratford upon Avon, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
CV37 6YX

Work Department

Real Estate


Partner & Head of Building Communities


Louise engages with clients at an early stage to ensure delivery of projects efficiently, with input from all key stakeholders.

Specialising in the acquisition and sale of a wide range of affordable housing, as head of building communities she offers considerable experience in delivering development schemes, on time and within budget.

Louise assists clients in finding solutions to operational issues arising in relation to their housing stock. Her specialist focus is on extracare retirement living, having drafted many bespoke leases and is an expert in outright, shared ownership, buy-backs and large scale asset disposals in the later living market.

“I am committed to making housing for older people more accessible, better quality and more aspirational. I am knowledgeable about housing policy, advising on the challenges and opportunities in the housing sector.”

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Social housing

Working collaboratively across multiple sites throughout the region, Shakespeare Martineau LLP handles a wide range of projects and housing management matters for a number of registered providers, housing associations, and developers. The team is headed up by Rachel Gwynne , who is noted for her expertise in social housing regulation and governance. Louise Drew runs the building communities desk, where she focuses on sales and asset management issues – most notably for clients in the care and later living sectors. Emma Gamble helms the social housing sales team, where she is responsible for the ongoing delivery of volume transactions within the space. Paula Evans is recommended for her capabilities in major site acquisitions. All named lawyers are based in Stratford-upon-Avon.