Specialist property development lawyer advising on complex high value land transactions.

Cathy is a highly experienced Partner working in DMH Stallard’s Real Estate Development team. She supports clients across a full range of property development matters, acting for land owners selling property for development, for developers, and for property promoters.

Work highlights


Acted for land owners in relation to the sale of farmland for residential development, conditional on planning and complex overage provisions resulting in a return of over £25m.


Acted for a promoter negotiating with a third party land owner to secure land for bio-diversity net gain, to enable a large residential development in the vicinity.


Acted for a consortium of land owners over a number of years to sell land to developers in tranches; working with a multi-disciplinary team from within and outside DMH Stallard, including planners, tax specialists, accountants and commercial agents.

Recent articles

Media spotlight

Impending passing of the Renters (Reform) Bill spells trouble for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth shares his insights with Property118 on the potential impact of the Renters (Reform) Bill  for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth



Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Brighton, June 2024

Network with colleagues in the field over bacon rolls before hearing the latest news from our team.



Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Crawley, June 2024

Join our expert Real Estate and Planning teams in Crawley  as we bring you the latest updates in Property law and answer your questions.



Our commercial tenant wants to be in the property before a lease is agreed – what should we do?

Our advice is clear – use the tenant’s keenness as the reason to agree the lease more quickly, and do not let your tenant into occupation on a handshake and promise to agree the lease next week.