Christine Kessler-Robinson Senior Associate

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Contact Details

Christine specialises in the acquisition of sites and deals with a variety of outright purchases, conditional purchases and options.

Clients

Christine has acted for national housebuilders and Registered Providers in the acquisition of complex sites and advised on complicated issues synonymous with large sites. She has also acted for The Crown Estate Commissioners, Local Authorities and has dealt with sales and acquisitions for high profile individuals.

Significant experience

  • High value refinancing deal for HSBC
  • Acquisition of site for a national residential developer - advised on complicated issues and negotiated complex overage provisions
  • Acting for landowners and national residential developers in respect of intricate option agreements

Other expertise 

Christine is a Board Member (South West) of Women in Social Housing (WISH).

Expertise

Articles by Christine

Rights of way created by statute – why land buyers need to keep their eyes peeled

Article

In the recent case of Wood and Another v Waddington the Court of Appeal found that the claimants, Mr and Mrs Wood, were entitled to two rights of way across the land owned by the defendant, Mr Waddington.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Stamp Duty Land Tax 3% surcharge ‘Replacement of only or main residence’ and the three-year rules

The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties.

Another contaminated land liability stream for developers to contend with

Developers are geared up to carry out necessary remediation of brownfield sites through the planning process, but what happens if there is historical contamination on land that they have sold to homeowners years before?