Rita is a Senior Associate in our Real Estate team in our Birmingham office.
Rita is a well-established and well-known local government governance and regeneration specialist. Having worked in house within local government at Staffordshire County Council, Westminster City Council and London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Rita has a unique insight and understanding of local government issues and is able to provide solutions-oriented advice and has a solid track record of delivery. She was the national lead for housing and regeneration for Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) and was shortlisted for in-house solicitor of the year category at Law Society Awards 2021. Rita is also a member of the Law Society Property Section Committee.
Rita has considerable knowledge and expertise in large scale development / regeneration projects within the local government sector. She has comprehensive experience working on transactions which include including acquisitions and disposals for both investment and development purposes, developing, and implementing site assembly strategies, CPO advice and delivery, rights to light advice and delivery, regeneration as well as general commercial property transactions.
Rita also completed the Local Government Diploma in 2020, achieving a commendation.