What can Christine do for you?
Christine is an experienced lawyer specialising in development projects. She works with landowners, developers and development managers on the acquisition, promotion and building out of sites for new homes and mixed use schemes. She is passionate about the provision and accessibility of green open spaces for people and nature to thrive, and for the protection and enhancement of the natural environment through bio-diversity net gain. Christine has a particular expertise in advising on establishing and implementing estate management strategies for the long-term stewardship of community facilities and public realm in new housing developments.
Supporting your ambitions
For many years, Christine has worked with Urban&Civic on the development of Alconbury Weald. This major, master developer-led project is for a new community of 6,500 new homes, offices and factories with extensive community facilities and open spaces. Together with the firm's planning and construction specialists, and drawing on her extensive experience of dealing with house builders and developers, Christine has led a team managing complex transactions using streamlined processes to accelerate land sales and bring forward development. Adopting a standardised approach to both routine and bespoke commercial arrangements she facilitates her client's decision-making and helps them in their role of master developer creating and curating a new place. Alconbury Weald is all about making a new community, building new homes and commercial spaces in a way that delivers high quality development which respects the environment and builds social capital, so Christine's broader interests in place-making and place-keeping add real value to her client's project. Her knowledge and understanding of what really matters, her focus on keeping a transaction on track and sharing her client's passion for doing the right thing means that she really makes a difference when it comes to handling the work.
What do others say?
Chambers and Partners 2021 says: "The lawyers at Mills & Reeve are very collaborative, commercial and provide strategic advice." They add: Christine is especially adept in development matters, advising on management agreements, landowner collaboration agreements and promotion agreements.
Clients are quoted as saying, "She is a excellent technical lawyer. "....very easy to deal with and very knowledgeable."
What else should you know?
My experience of working with clients as they deliver large-scale new developments is that place-making is at the heart of successful projects. My particular interest in estate management strategies, making and keeping green spaces for people and nature to thrive together helps me, as a Trustee, to support Nene Park Trust and the land that makes Peterborough City's Country Park.