• Chris Burgess Associate LARTPI
    Hansells Solicitors
    Tel:
    01603 275 834
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    Chris is an Associate in our Commercial Property Department, joining Hansells in 2015. Chris has over 32 years’ experience of working in the legal sector.

    Chris spent thirteen years in local government at both district and county levels dealing with common land, planning and highway law, including rights of way, and then nine years at Eversheds.  He acts for a wide range of public sector and private clients in connection with local government matters, planning, compulsory purchase, highways and related development matters. Chris has a wide knowledge and experience of promoting and objecting to planning applications

    Chris also specialises in all aspects of planning, common land, highways, development work and commercial real estate matters including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and sales. Chris regularly presents seminars on topical planning issues at national conferences and has written articles for the Planning Magazine and other publications.

    In addition to being a qualified solicitor Chris holds postgraduate diplomas in Local Government Law and Real Estate Law and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law Chris is also a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Outside of work Chris enjoys reading and walking and is a keen historian.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Town and Country Planning
    • Highways Law
    • Freehold and Leasehold acquisitions and sales
    • Landlord and Tenant work
    • Commons and Village Greens
    • Compulsory Purchase
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  • Jonathan Care Associate
    Hansells Solicitors
    Tel:
    01603 753 404
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    Jonathan Care is an Associate based in our Cromer and Aylsham office.   Jonathan joined Hansells in 1995, having previously worked at Mills & Reeve and Howard Killin & Bruce.

    Jonathan qualified as a Solicitor in 1977 and has over 40 years experience in both commercial and residential property matters and has acted for several Builders, Landlords, Tenants Residence Associations and traders.

    Jonathan was educated in Norwich and qualified with the Law Society Part 1 exams(2 distinctions) and Part 2(3 distinctions).

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Commercial conveyancing –  especially small developments
    • Leases
    • Lease extensions
    • Transfers of shops and industrial units

     

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  • Bryan Gillery Consultant
    Hansells Solicitors
    Tel:
    01603 275 861
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    Bryan specialises in all types of commercial property work, with a special interest and long experience in social housing and property development work. After gaining a first class honours Law degree at Liverpool University (first in order of merit) and a first class pass in the Law Society Solicitors Qualification exams (also first in order of merit), Bryan started his career in local government.

    Since then Bryan has had over 40 years in private practice. For many years he led Eversheds’ commercial property, house building and affordable housing teams in the East of England and in January 2011 he moved to Metcalfe Copeman and Pettefar.

    Bryan joined Hansells in April 2013. Bryan has regularly been cited by Legal Business, Legal 500 and Chambers as a leader in his field. Legal 500 2008 said “his experience and responsiveness are outstanding” and Legal 500 2012 described Bryan as being “a heavyweight lawyer with outstanding experience”.

    Bryan has been a regular conference speaker and was a member of the Council of the Norwich Forum for the Construction Industry for many years. Bryan is now a director of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust.

    Areas of expertise:

    • Residential property development
    • Commercial and leisure property development
    • Options
    • Overage Agreements
    • Auctions
    • S106 Planning Agreements
    • Residential developer house sales
    • Housing Association shared ownership sales
    • Leasehold  enfranchisement
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