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Claire Waring

Partner

Claire specialises in residential development and social housing portfolio securitisation. Claire’s clients include developers, promoters, land owners and Registered Providers.

Claire Waring "doesn't miss anything; she is incredibly focused and an absolute pleasure to work with".

Chambers UK

Experience

Claire's experience includes: complex conditional contracts, fixed and variable price contracts, option agreements, promotion agreements, hybrid option/ promotion agreements, development agreements, golden brick contracts, overage agreements, collaboration agreements, land assembly projects, joint venture agreements and affordable housing portfolio securitisation.

Claire has acted for:

  • a developer in a tripartite transaction which involved the acquisition of a site from Homes England and the development and sale of a proportion of the units to a Registered Provider. The development works were carried out under a building lease with the freehold being transferred in phases at practical completion.
  • a developer in the multi party conditional acquisition of land surrounding Leamington Spa train station. The transaction involved site assembly and the development of a new out of town bus station.
  • a Registered Provider client on the conditional long leasehold acquisition of a landmark vacant office building in Stratford Upon Avon. The site was redeveloped to provide an award winning private rented scheme.
  • a Registered Provider client in connection with the conditional acquisition of the section 106 affordable housing on a very high profile brown field regeneration site in Swindon. The developer is a building society which is starting to build homes again for the first time in a hundred years and the scheme has attracted national press coverage.
  • a Registered Provider client on four separate joint venture agreements with a private developer.
  • a land promoter on numerous land promotion agreements  and multi million pound land sales including overage and deferred payments
  • several Registered Provider groups on portfolio securitisation exercises  

Career

Claire has a degree in Law with French and qualified with City firm Cameron McKenna.  In 1999 Claire moved to the Midlands and joined Wragge & Co in Birmingham.  From 2004 until 2008 Claire worked in house with plc housebuilders David Wilson Homes and Bovis Homes.  Claire joined Wright Hassall in 2008 and became a partner in 2010.

Interests

Outside work Claire enjoys the Leamington Park Run, cinema and skiing.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Melanie Mason - Housing and Plot Sales Lawyer
Melanie Mason Plots Team Manager
Shuaib Baig Solicitor
Kylie Cooper - Property Lawyer
Kylie Cooper Partner