• Experience
    • Emma qualified into commercial property in 2010 and joined Birketts as an Associate in the Commercial Property Team in October 2016, from the Nottingham offices of a national firm.  

      Emma has particular expertise in property development (both residential and commercial), property management and landlord and tenant work, but carries out a wide variety of other work for clients. 

      Some recent examples of Emma’s work include:

      • Acting for a consortium of national housebuilders on the conditional acquisition of a 1000-plot development site with a range of complex issues including sales overage, legal charges for deferred payments and rights of way issues.

      • Advising a supermarket retailer on conditional acquisitions of new sites (on a freehold and leasehold basis), including works obligations, warranties and construction issues. This involved working closely with the client’s other professional advisers in order to provide a seamless service.

      • Advising a number of new franchisees on agreements for lease and leases in a variety of high street and retail centre developments.

      • Options over and purchases of strategic land, promotion agreements, sales and purchases of affordable housing and sales of local centres and commercial units within developments.
      Emma was also completed a secondment to the in-house legal team at Tarmac Trading Limited, providing support on the management of Tarmac’s large property portfolio and advising on property disposals, mining leases, leases to occupiers and other day-to-day property management issues.

      Emma is based in our Cambridge office.