- 20 years qualified
- Active on LinkedIn
A partner in our real estate team and a Legal 500 UK 'Recommended Lawyer', Will has a national reputation for city centre high-density development transactions, particularly in the PBSA, BTR and Hotel sectors.
Will has particular expertise when it comes to advising clients working with others, whether in a formal joint venture or under collaboration agreements, to bring forward developments. He provides legal support to commercial developers, registered providers, house builders, public bodies and leisure/retail industry owners and occupiers.
Will is also one of the few Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers in the region.
"He's a very pragmatic individual and is willing to step over the legal line into the commercial arena to share what he has picked up on other deals that have worked for other clients, so not scared to test and challenge our commercial views on matters. He's a very good project manager and he will have a fairly wide network of individuals within Muckle working for him, but he's a good touch point and he'll coordinate everything together and he'll make sure that he is fully up to speed on all parts of any deal that we're doing."
A highly experienced property lawyer, Will advises many of the firm’s social housing clients, including Home Group on a multi-site collaboration agreement with Hull City Council to provide 10,000 homes, for over 7 years from the competitive tender stage through to delivery.
Will regularly project manages large and/or long-term property transactions and portfolios. This involves drafting and negotiating complex property and planning documents, including development agreements, joint venture agreements, planning obligations, options, conditional sale and purchase agreements, development forward funding agreements, asset transfer agreements, transfers, leases and licences.