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About Annette

Annette is a property lawyer in the Housing and Local Government Department and currently acts for housing associations, charging large scale property portfolios, as well as acting for and advising local authorities and not-for-profit charities on property matters. Annette also has experience working in the education sector, where she advised schools on the property aspects of academy conversions, and acted for the diocese on property related transactions.

Recent Experience

  • Carrying out title investigations and dealing with all other property aspects of a charging transaction including satisfying Condition Precedent items
  • Preparing properties for market either in relation to a disposal or management arrangement
  • Negotiating leases on behalf of a local authority relating to their wider development and regeneration program
  • Negotiating leases on behalf of various not-for-profit bodies providing leisure facilities for the local community

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2011 to present: Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

2010 to 2011: Solicitor, Dundas & Wilson LLP

2009 to 2010: Case Handler, Jeffrey Green Russell

2007 to 2009: Trainee Solicitor, Summers Solicitors

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th March 2020

Housing Finance Conference & Exhibition 2020

Our Housing Finance team are delighted to be attending this year’s annual conference in Liverpool. Please get in touch if you would like to meet with a member of the team in Liverpool. Meet the team: Louise Leaver, Partner Patricia …

ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock. Liverpool L3 4FP


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Tuesday 21st January 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.45am | Finish: 9.45am

Capital Markets and Regulatory Update

This Treasury Seminar, hosted by our Finance team, will provide a general update on finance policies and sector developments including: Private Placements – tips on overseas and unsecured funding through a private placement Public Bonds – update on Prospectus Regulations, …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB


Speakers: Louise Leaver