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About Charlie

Charlie specialises in property development and regeneration projects for private and public sector housing providers. He provides clients with advice and guidance on all aspects of site assembly, land acquisition, onward disposals and lettings for residential and mixed use schemes. He has particular experience in advising housing associations on development and other property-related transactions, including consortium agreements, funding and grant agreements, local authority nomination agreements and joint ventures.

His background in commercial property means he also advises private and public sector clients on a variety of commercial property transactions, acting for both landlords and occupiers.

Recent Experience

  • London & Quadrant on the purchase of the residential quarter of a £150m mixed use regeneration project in Colindale for its development and sale in joint venture with Development Securities
  • Affinity Sutton on the multi-phased purchase from Crest Nicholson of 199 affordable housing units within an HCA owned development in Milton Keynes
  • Sovereign Housing Association on a series of LLP joint ventures with David Wilson Homes for the redevelopment of Sovereign-owned sites, and sale back of affordable housing
  • Vista (the Hermes/Countrywide PRS fund) on the forward purchase of a 164 apartment build to rent development in Manchester
  • Swan Housing on the acquisition and development of a site in Barking town centre for 274 apartments, including a lease back of ground floor commercial space to the Council
  • On the acquisition by Thames Valley Housing Association of adjoining sites in Bracknell under a pioneering joint venture arrangement with the local authority using the LAFLA model

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2010 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2007 to 2009: Partner, Bevan Brittan

2000 to 2007: Solicitor then Partner, Devonshires

1994 to 1999: 1994 to 1999, Articled Clerk then Solicitor, Ashurst Morris Crisp

“He’s great academically and a very good lawyer.”

Chambers and Partners UK

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2020

MIPIM 2020

We are delighted to be attending MIPIM 2020, the leading real estate event for property professionals. Our team will be in Cannes and will be delighted to meet up with you. Meet the team If you are attending MIPIM and …

Palais des Festivals,. Cannes, France


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


Thursday 27th February 2020

Build To Rent Forum 2020

We are delighted to be involved with the BTR Forum again in 2020. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas. This year’s theme is ‘Build …

155 Bishopsgate Conference Centre. London EC2M 3YD


Speakers: Karen Cooksley