Regeneration Masterclass


Theme: Land acquisition, appropriation and disposal

16 January 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Geldards Derby


Presented by Geldards and Anthony Collins

Course overview

This course will provide comprehensive analysis of legal issues relevant to regeneration and practical discussion on managing local authority involvement in regeneration projects. We will look at effective land management and land disposal and consider property law issues that affect regeneration. We will consider local authority powers and governance. We will look at the law relating to planning and compulsory purchase and consider how planning and compulsory purchase might be used to support regeneration. We will consider the range of structures which might be used when local authorities work with developers on regeneration projects, including development agreements and joint ventures.

Suitable audience:

Local authority lawyers who are involved in advising on, co-ordinating or drafting documents for regeneration projects or whose authorities are considering options for regeneration projects.

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Property law issues and local government law issues affecting land transactions
Planning law
Compulsory purchase
Joint ventures

Interactive elements

The course will include interactive discussion of how the legal issues might affect regeneration projects.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
C Working with other people

Presenter profiles:

Tiffany Cloynes, Geldards is a Partner and Head of Public Sector, she has extensive experience of working with the public sector. She has over the last 25 years advised on numerous regeneration projects and collaborative models between the public and private sector. Tiffany is recognised as a “regeneration ace” and is particularly interested in how local authority assets can be used to assist revenue regeneration. Tiffany has worked with local authorities, particularly looking at business planning and delivering objectives and how this is tracked through the appropriate model and to delivery. Recently Tiffany has been involved in considering income generation strategies with client particularly around implementation, by in from partners and stakeholders and achieving certainty around delivery.

Charles Felgate, Geldards is recognised as a leader in the field of planning and environmental law. His practice covers all aspects of planning law, including contentious and non contentious work. He acts for numerous local authorities, as well as a number of national park authorities, routinely advising on planning and enforcement matters and strategic planning issues.

Charles is originally from New Zealand, where he qualified as a barrister and solicitor in 1998. In the UK Charles initially worked for several local authorities in a locum capacity, before joining Geldards in 2003 and transferring his qualifications to the UK, specialising in planning and environmental law.

Charles regularly participates in planning appeals and called in planning applications. He has significant expertise in compulsory purchase and compensation claims, planning obligations, highways adoption agreements, stopping up orders, and other infrastructure agreements. He also regularly advises on contaminated land issues.
Paul Hilsdon, Geldards has been advising public sector clients (including local authorities, universities, further education colleges and various third sector organisations) on property matters for over 25 years. His work has included sales to developers as well as advising on the redevelopment of local authority owned property assets. He advised Derby City Council in relation to its development of the 180 acre brownfield development site at Pride Park and currently advises a number of EM Lawshare consortium members on significant projects including housing and regeneration
Rebecca Hazeldine, Geldards advises local authorities and other public sector bodies on range of areas including alternative delivery models, options appraisals, governance arrangements, regeneration and development projects, commercial contracts and land assembly. Rebecca has recently been advising local authorities on alternative options for the delivery of services and where possible the opportunity to generate an income.
Jane Trevithick is joint head of property for Anthony Collins Solicitors. She works closely with both the public and private sectors in the property and construction arena. She has been involved in significant projects, including the regeneration of a deprived area of Liverpool and a £100 million redevelopment of canal-side area of Lancaster. As vice chair of Heritage Works, outside of work, Jane works to bring historic buildings back into economic use.

Richard Brooks, Anthony Collins advises on significant public sector and housing projects, including advising on joint ventures, outsourcing, public private partnerships and all aspects of development and asset management. His practice includes advising on the strategy for projects, suitable legal structures and project implementation. Richard has advised both central government departments, local authorities, housing associations and charities on all aspects of regeneration, energy and asset related projects.

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