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About Francesco

Francesco specialises in all areas of regeneration and development work for Registered Providers of Social Housing and National house-builders. Francesco also has considerable experience in major regeneration and complex development schemes involving joint ventures between public and private bodies. He also acts for independent management companies and commercial organisations acquiring ground rent and property portfolios.

Francesco works closely with both social housing and private developer lawyers as both sectors face similar legal issues and a cross fertilisation of ideas between the two sets of advisers can benefit both areas of practice.

Recent Experience

  • PPP / Consortia projects and regeneration schemes including acting as lead partner for a number of London Wide Initiative, English Partnerships’ sponsored regeneration schemes
  • Building Licences/Development Agreements
  • site acquisitions (either single sites or site assemblies)
  • acquisition of ground rents/reversionary freehold and property portfolios
  • complex management agreements relating to housing management and estate management issues
  • acquisition of ground rents/reversionary freeholds and ground rent portfolios

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Career Experience

2001 to present: Solicitor then Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2000 to 2001: Solicitor, Field Fisher Waterhouse

1997 to 2000: Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

“Commercially minded and takes a collaborative approach.”

Chambers and Partners UK, 2016

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