Nicola is a commercial property lawyer and Head of LexisPSL Built Environment. Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and trained and gained her post-qualification experience in the London office of US law firm Dorsey & Whitney before joining SJ Berwin LLP in July 2008.Nicola has a range of commercial real estate experience in portfolio management, transactional work and development work. Nicola worked across a number of industry sectors including industrial, office and retail, undertaking secondments at Daimler and The Crown Estate.
Elinor is a solicitor specialising in commercial property with wide-ranging experience of all non-contentious property transactions. On qualification in 1999, Elinor joined Pitmans where she worked in the residential development team and then the commercial property team. She moved to Charles Russell in 2001 where she spent over seven years as a member of the Real Estate team focusing on large mixed-use development, investment and telecommunications work, including a secondment to Vodafone. Elinor has been part of the LexisPSL team since January 2009.
Joanna is a commercial property specialist. Prior to joining the LexisPSL Property team, she was a transactional lawyer. She qualified in 1995 at Shoosmiths and subsequently worked at Nabarro, Charles Russell, Bircham Dyson Bell and Pemberton Greenish. She has wide-ranging experience of all non-contentious property transactions, with a particular emphasis on landlord and tenant work.
Melissa Moore is a dual qualified in England and Wales and South African lawyer and has 14 years’ experience in property practice in England. She has worked in local government and been a partner at a regional law firm and most recently an associate director at Berwin Leighton Paisner which she joined in 2005. Melissa has wide experience in all areas of property law and specializes in commercial real estate development. She has experience in a number of sectors including hotel, leisure, offices, investment, industrial, motorway service stations and funding. She has worked on large scale strategic developments and government funding initiatives, town centre regeneration schemes and private mixed use developments both for public sector and private developers and investment funds. In 2013 she was ranked by Legal 500 as recommended for local government work.
Richard is a solicitor specialising in commercial property. Richard qualified at Dentons and then worked in the firm’s Real Estate Development team until joining the Lexis®PSL Property Team. He has experience of all aspects of non-contentious property transactions with a particular focus on residential, commercial and mixed use development and regeneration schemes, acting for both public and private sector clients. He also has extensive experience in acting for insolvency practitioners, of real estate finance transactions and in landlord and tenant matters.
Jen is a solicitor specialising in planning law. She has experience in relation to a range of planning topics, including environmental impact assessment, section 106 agreements, highways orders, compulsory purchase, freedom of information issues, inquiries, judicial review, the Localism Act 2011, the National Planning Policy Framework and major infrastructure projects. After qualifying at Ashurst, Jen worked at Bevan Brittan and subsequently at CMS Cameron McKenna as an associate in the planning team. She worked as an external author for LexisPSL before joining the team in November 2010. She has written for a variety of legal publications, including the New Law Journal, Utilities Week, Planning Resource and The Lawyer. Jen regularly appears on Talking Law videocasts providing legal updates on planning law.
Hayley has over ten years’ experience as an environmental lawyer. She commenced her career at Blake Dawson (Ashurst Australia) in Sydney before moving to London in 2006 and practising at Stephenson Harwood and Allen & Overy. Hayley joined LexisNexis in 2010 from the Environment Agency where she advised on environmental law guidance. Outside of work Hayley can be found horse-riding, volunteering in crisis centres or planning her next trip to Africa or South America.
Simone is an environmental law specialist with over 7 years’ experience. Simone moved to LexisNexis from Clyde & Co where she trained. Whilst at Clyde & Co Simone gained experience in contentious work, including large scale arbitrations, private claims and regulatory breaches, and a variety of non-contentious issues. Some of her experience includes the EU Emissions Trading System, the domestic Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, environmental due diligence, Energy Performance Certificates, permitting requirements and contaminated land. Simone has written a number of articles, which have been published in various journals.
Sarah specialises in non-contentious construction law. She has extensive experience advising contractors, public- and private-sector employers, consultants, developers and banks on construction projects and in relation to construction contracts and their associated documents. Sarah also has experience advising project companies and construction contractors on PFI projects in various sectors. She qualified at CMS Cameron McKenna before joining Trowers & Hamlins. She subsequently spent nearly five years in the construction & engineering team at Pinsent Masons. For three years prior to joining LexisNexis, Sarah was Commercial Legal Adviser at Wates Group Limited, a major contractor, where she provided legal advice to the business units in relation to pre- and post-contractual commercial activities.
Jon Gilbert is a solicitor specialising in construction law. Jon trained at Hogan Lovells and qualified into the construction disputes team there in 2011. He joined LexisNexis in February 2016. Jon has experience of acting for various parties (including employers, main contractors, subcontractors and project managers) in relation to disputes arising out of construction and engineering projects in various jurisdictions. Jon has acted for clients in TCC litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation as well as providing advice on various aspects of construction and engineering projects.
Becky Johnson is a solicitor specialising in non-contentious construction law. Becky also has experience in advising in connection with construction disputes, including adjudication. Becky joined Lexis®PSL in 2014. She qualified as a solicitor at Olswang LLP in 2009 and subsequently joined Wedlake Bell LLP in 2011. Becky is experienced in advising clients across the construction industry including developers, funders, contractors, consultants and specialist sub-contractors in relation to all matters relating to construction projects.
Emma is a paralegal in the LexisPSL Environment and Construction teams. Before joining LexisNexis she obtained her LLM in Environmental and Public Law and was called to the Bar in 2015. She has a keen interest in environmental and energy law, having interned at ClientEarth and organized two Public Interest Environmental Law (PIEL) UK annual conferences. Away from the office, Emma likes planning her next globetrotting adventure and experimenting with new recipes when she returns.