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Emma Adams

Development, Partner

Emma specialises in residential development for landowners and developers.

About Emma

Emma has been advising clients on all aspects of commercial property transactions for over 15 years.  Over the last 12 years she has developed a particular expertise in development for residential and commercial developers.

"The team can be relied upon to provide sound advice and support across a wide range of often complex issues"

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Emma’s experience includes advising residential developers in relation to land acquisition of strategic development sites by way of conditional and unconditional contracts, development agreements, option and promotion agreements and overage arrangements.  As well as working with commercial developers to bring forward large scale development and regeneration projects.

  • acting for a major housebuilder in a joint venture promotion arrangement with a commercial developer to secure a strategic site with potential for in excess of 400 residential homes together with compulsory commercial uses;
  • acting for a national housebuilder to secure future strategic land sites for development and acquiring sites for immediate development;
  • acting for a regional residential developer to secure sites for development of circa 25 houses;
  • acting for a residential developer acquiring brown field sites suitable for construction of housing for disposal to Registered Providers of affordable housing;
  • acting for a private development company to secure a development site within a prime city centre location for the delivery of 200 apartments and commercial units.

"The team is particularly active in the property area and acts on housing development projects"

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After gaining her law degree at Reading University, Emma qualified in 2003 with national law firm, Eversheds.  She then moved, via DLA, to Gateleys’ Birmingham office in 2007 and onwards to Hill Hofstetter (now Fieldfisher) from 2013, before joining Wright Hassall as a partner in 2019. 


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In Emma’s spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the theatre and baking.  Her hobbies include sewing, ballet and cycling.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Mary Rouse - Property Litigation Lawyer
Mary Rouse Partner
Bhavika Mistry - Property Lawyer
Bhavika Mistry Associate
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Gemma Rogers Associate
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