Sharon regularly gives Security Training Seminars and Asset and Liability Register presentations to Registered Providers and Registered Social Landlords around the country in both England and Wales.
Areas of Expertise
Sharon deals with the charging of properties owned by Registered Providers to bond issues, private placements and syndicated and bilateral facilities of amounts varying from £1 million to £500 million and deals with large-scale refinancing transactions. Sharon is seeking to achieve ‘stress-free securitisation’ in the sector by giving free Security Training Seminars to Registered Providers throughout the whole of England and Wales.
Sharon joined Devonshires Solicitors as a Trainee Legal Executive in 1994, having previously worked as a Legal Secretary for a number of years. Since she has risen to become a Senior Partner and Head of the Securitisation department. She celebrated 25 years with the firm in 2019.
Sharon is ranked as a key individual (Tier 1) in the field of Social Housing Finance by Chambers and in the Legal 500. Chambers states that “The Securitisation Team is a first class and integrated practice and Sharon is highly respected and noted for her calmness despite the frenetic activity and tight timetable of a bond issue”.
The Legal 500 highlights Sharon for her “positive and proactive attitude” as well as her excellent management of the property charging team, which is described as a “well-oiled machine”.
Sharon enjoys horse-riding (when she isn’t falling off and breaking something!)
Clients state that “Sharon’s commitment, understanding and support in securitisation work is second to none” and a lawyer for the Bond Trustees has said that “Sharon has really first rate knowledge of the sector and has a great reputation for closing deals within time critical deadlines”.
The charging of just under 1,700 properties to a £250M bond for Notting Hill Housing Trust which completed in October 2017.
The Hyde refinancing which completed in November 2017.
The charging of just under 3,500 properties to a £500M bond for London & Quadrant which completed in February 2018.
The refinancing property work on the Notting Hill/Genesis merger which completed in April 2018 and involved just over 20,000 properties.
The charging of just over 5,000 properties to a £450M bond for Orbit Housing Group, which completed in June 2018.
The charging of just over 2,300 properties to a £250M bond for Notting Hill Genesis in January 2019.
The charging of just over 4,300 units to a £350M bond for Home Group which completed in March 2019.