Victoria has over 12 years' experience advising clients on property matters, specialising previously in the acquisition of land rights for energy infrastructure, and for the last two years has focused on working alongside national house builders as they seek to develop and invest in development land, including the acquisition through to the disposal of land via sub-sales, affordable housing deals and infrastructure agreements.
In her previous role Victoria acted as the Client Service Manager for one of the national Distribution Network Operators. Managing the team in delivering the property rights needed for electricity network infrastructure at a rapid rate of deployment and dealing with the complex transactions involving umbrella agreements to negotiate intricate lift and shift arrangements to facilitate development of the land. This role, together with previously representing other energy suppliers and retail and leisure clients on the acquisition and disposal of land rights, means she is well versed in the issues affecting conveyancing transactions for different industries and how efficiencies can be achieved in the associated processes.
Victoria has an in-depth understanding of efficiencies and streamlining and the importance of standardising documentation and approaches to ensure the protection of clients' interests and allowing the transaction to progress quickly. These skills are key to delivering positive results which help clients remain consistent and ensuring their goals are met.
Advising a number of national house builders (and previously statutory undertakers, leisure companies and energy companies) on acquisitions and disposals; drafting option agreements, licences, deeds of easement and transfers; conducting and reporting on due diligence; and advising in a general capacity on the commercial aspects of real estate transactions.
Going above and beyond to ensure that clients' transactions are completed to achieve their year-targets.
Successfully prepared and completed a tender for a statutory undertaker in the electricity industry which allowed Gowling WLG to remain on the panel and to continue growing this area of the business.