Linda is an associate solicitor within the real estate team.
She advises on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase including planning applications, appeals, negotiating s106 agreements, challenges and enforcement.
Linda qualified in 2015 and worked as a planning solicitor at London Borough of Southwark before joining Russell-Cooke in January 2017.
- Section 106 Agreement for a development proposal in Canada Water securing planning contributions in excess of £25,000, affordable housing and viability review obligations
- 22 storey mixed B1/ A1/A3 and A4 (plus basement) development on Blackfriars Road brought by an offshore company, securing planning obligations in excess of £500,000 and a Crossrail contribution of over £2 million
- Section 106 Agreement for a Hoxton hotel development on Blackfriars Road securing contributions for Crossrail, public realm improvements and TFL Cycle Hire
- Worked with a real estate investment management company to draft bespoke planning obligations for a new shopping centre proposal in Borough Market, particularly focusing on letting the retail units to independent retailers and small to medium enterprises on affordable business terms
- Variation under Section 106A Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to modify historic planning obligations attached to a national supermarket chain in South East London
- Drafted and negotiated highways agreements under s278 and 38 Highways Act 1980 for major regeneration schemes by a developer in South London
- Advice in planning enforcement appeal in relation to non–compliance with approved plans for development
- Successfully defended costs application in non-determination appeal hearing against Southwark Council
- Successfully rebutted potential Judicial Review claim for development proposal to convert metal works store to housing
- Read Law at the University of Manchester
- Completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law
- Before qualifying, Linda spent a number of years working for public sector organisations