I’m a Partner here at Gerald Eve and head of our Leeds Office. I also head up our Minerals and Waste Management Department. My expertise is in providing advice, mainly from a valuation perspective. I have also valued specialist industrial sites such as docks and dry docks. I am a former member of the CBI Minerals Group and a former Governor of a University in Leeds.
I have advised UK companies on a wide range of property and estate matters and about different property types, including rate mitigation and management, capital and rental valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, dilapidations, licenses for alterations, surrender, acquisitions and disposals, sale and leaseback and investment advice, including lease re-gears, compensation and CPO and fire insurance. In addition, I am an experienced negotiator of rating appeals, with emphasis on retail, industrial, warehouse, office and quarry properties. I am an experienced advocate and expert witness at Valuation Tribunal.
I work with Tarmac (Minerals and Waste), Aggregate Industries (Minerals and Waste), Breedon (Minerals and Waste), Boots (Leeds), Dobbies Garden Centre (Leeds), Flamingo Land (Leeds) and W Boyes & Co Limited (Leeds). I have advised clients about factories, large shops, garden centres, department stores, quarries and landfill sites, local authority properties such as theatres, schools, libraries and museums and leisure properties such as amusement parks and caravan sites.