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About Jill

Jill has experience in a wide range of conveyancing transactions having worked in the social housing sector for over 25 years and prior to that in local government. Jill specialises in the property work required for loan security for both registered providers and lenders, dealing with all aspects of the charging and refinancing of property portfolios for bonds, private placements and loans, as well as advising on a variety of funding and security transactions. As Team Leader, Jill also project manages the security requirements for large scale charging transactions.

Jill is also a member of the social housing sector Property Finance Working Group which agreed the sector form of certificate of title aimed at streamlining the charging process and which deals with ongoing sector property issues which could delay the charging process or impact on value.

Recent experience

  • Acting for Longhurst Group on its £250m (£100m retained) secured bond issue.
  • Acting for Notting Hill Genesis on a £200m revolving credit facility from HSBC and dealing with various aspects of the property due diligence required.
  • Advising and acting for Affinity Sutton (now Clarion Housing Group) on the property elements of transferring security for the merger with Circle.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives

Career Experience

1992 to date: Chartered Legal Executive, Winckworth Sherwood

1986 to 1992: Senior Conveyancer, London Borough of Merton

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