Hilary is a partner and advises on development work, site acquisitions (including joint ventures), acquisitions of commercial premises and financing work. She qualified as a solicitor in 2006.
Within the Social Housing sector she acts for a number of national and local housing associations and community land trusts advising on site acquisitions, multi £m stock transfers, financing.
Her work includes:
- Advising on the acquisition of a development site for a private client for the development of 100+ dwellings
- The complex sale of a site to a major supermarket in an area where access to a supermarket is difficult for local residents
- Large stock re-organisations for a number of housing associations
- Advising on the sale of a hotel
- The acquisition of a site for a national housing association which included units to be self built by army veterans.
Hilary is a qualified company secretary and a non-executive director of a number of charities.
Hilary’s personal testimonials:
Chambers and Partners (2021) – “Hilary has a tremendous breadth of experience and ability, she has sheer dedication to getting work done, is very responsive and has tremendous communication skills.” “She is fantastic.”
Legal 500 (2021) – Leading Individual – Knowledgeable and thorough.
Chambers and Partners (2020) – Routinely advises housing associations on development projects, plot sales and stock transfers. She also has experience advising clients on financing work. “Her major strengths are her technical competence, good communication skills, practical and lateral approach to solving legal issues and, most of all, her responsiveness.” “She is always keen to ensure that our needs are being met.”
Legal 500 (2020) – Leading Individual.
Chambers and Partners (2019) – Recommended lawyer – Routinely advises housing associations on development projects, plot sales and stock transfers. She also has experience advising clients on financing work.
Chambers and Partners (2018) – Recommended lawyer – A “great solicitor who goes the extra mile to help,” according to sources, who praise her extensive experience of site acquisition and development matters.
Chambers and Partners (2017) – Recommended Lawyer – Praise her ability to “always provide clear and accurate advice in a timely manner,” and report that she “is always very personable and interested in our work.”
Outside of work, Hilary enjoys running and hiking.