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About Roger

Roger is the firm’s Managing Partner and heads the development and regeneration team. He specialises in large urban regeneration projects, residential developments and mixed use schemes for house builders, housing associations, local authorities, and charities. Roger lectures and has published articles on the legal aspects of regeneration projects.

Recent Experience

  • Representing Barratt London and housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q) through a joint venture vehicle in a deal with Sainsbury Plc to redevelop an 8.25 acre derelict industrial site at Fulham Wharf, London
  • Acting for Cannon Wharf London LLP (a joint venture between BDW Trading Limited which trades as Barratt and Barratt London Investments Limited) in the acquisition of a major development site in Surrey Quays
  • Advising Bellway as the GLA brings together a complex site from various different owners (including the GLA by statutory succession) for residential redevelopment as a whole by Bellway
  • Acting for Queensland Road LLP (a joint venture between Barratt and London and Quadrant Housing Trust) in the acquisition of a landmark development site at the Emirates Stadium
  • Acting for Alie Street LLP (A joint venture between Barratt and London and Quadrant Housing Trust) in the acquisition of a major development site in Aldgate, London E1. The development comprised of the planned construction of a 27-storey tower offering 235 new homes as well as ground floor retail units
  • Acting for a regeneration company being a joint venture vehicle between Wilson Bowden and Barratt selected by Basildon Borough Council as development partners for the regeneration of Basildon Town Centre. The new development will consist of a £1bn new town centre including shops, offices, homes, enhanced public spaces and infrastructure
  • Advising the Roman Catholic Church in a land for accommodation transaction in Wapping, in a joint venture with Tower Hamlets Community Housing

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2003 to present: Managing Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

1989 to 2003: Solicitor then Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

1986 to 1989: Solicitor, Denton Hall

1984 to 1986: Trainee, Boodle Hatfield

“He has precision, tenacity, a pragmatic approach and the ability to explain very complex issues in a very simple way.”

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