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Donna McCarthy | Head of Housing Management & Property Litigation
020 7880 4349

Donna is Head of Devonshires’ Housing Management and Property Litigation department.

She has over 30 years’ experience advising on all aspects of housing management law and practice, acting for Local Authorities, Registered Providers and private landlords in complex litigation, including matters in the higher Courts and judicial review actions. She has particular expertise in advising and representing clients on Human Rights, Public Law and Equality Act challenges and following her successes in the higher Court cases of London and Quadrant HT v Patrick [2019] EWHC 1263 (QB) and Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group [2019] EWCA Civ 1334 is particularly noted for her expertise in dealing with claims relating to compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Neil Toner | Senior Consultant
020 7065 1823

Neil was formerly our Head of Real Estate, one of the largest teams in the firm, before becoming a Consultant in 2023. Neil acted on the full range of issues that arise on property acquisition, development, disposal and beyond working with clients on overall property and development strategy as well as leading on specific transactions: from initial heads of terms discussions, through project delivery to property portfolio management. That involved issues such as JV structuring, planning, rights to light and other complex title problems, long term environmental and ecological liabilities, development agreements, overage, commercial lease disposals and grant funding.

Ben Hillhouse | Solicitor

020 7880 4241

Ben is a Solicitor in the Projects team. Ben deals with a wide range of corporate, commercial and property matters including joint ventures, care acquisitions and disposals, governance, commercial contracts and general property transactions.

Charlotte Greatorex | Solicitor

020 7880 4352

Charlotte is a Solicitor in our Housing Management & Property Litigation team.

Charlotte frequently acts on the following matters:

  • Possession claims
  • Assisting with rent matters and inquests
  • Anti-social behaviour actions
  • Disrepair matters
  • Negotiating settlements

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