Our team deals with all aspects of the law relating to regeneration projects from procurement and strategy to compulsory purchase and land assembly. Our clients benefit from our deep sector knowledge of highways and environmental issues which often affect regeneration and development.

Building a better future

With years of property, planning and commercial project experience we provide comprehensive guidance to clients on urban renewal, brownfield development or mixed use schemes.  Our specialists will apply the knowledge they have gained on a number of major projects around the UK to support every stage of the regeneration process.


Planning is often a key component of any regeneration project. We help develop a long term sustainability strategy, draft new planning applications, construct appeals and communicate with highways authorities and other relevant bodies. Once the planning stage has been completed we fully support the remainder of the project to establish successful conclusions for our clients.


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Katie Bray, Head of Projects

Katie Bray

Head of Legal

Katie specialises in major projects and procurement law advising public bodies on all aspects of public procurement, including closing complex and innovative projects including PFI and PPP Projects.  Katie has worked with public bodies at all stages of major projects from the initial stages of the procurement through to ...

Julie Roberts, Head of Property

Julie Roberts

Property - Legal Services Manager

Julie Roberts is our Property Legal Services Manager.  Julie joined Essex County Council in 2001 and has worked in local government since 1989. She specialises in all matters of commercial property law including; freehold disposals incorporating option agreements and overage provisions, freehold purchases, conditional ...

Joanna Gent, Head of Property

Joanna Gent

Property - Legal Services Manager

Joanna joined ELS from private practice where she was the Head of the Property Department and a partner in a busy private practice. Joanna has over 12 years of experience in dealing with commercial property matters both in the public sector and private practice. Joanna specialises in all commercial property matters to include ...

Laura Edwards, Head of Projects

Laura Edwards

Corporate and Commercial - Legal Services Manager

Laura specialises in all aspects of commercial law and specifically procurement law and regeneration projects, advising on complex high value projects including PFI, PPP and outsourcing. Laura’s particular expertise is dealing with major complex procurements including competitive dialogue across various sectors including ...

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Susan Moussa

Corporate and Commercial - Associate Solicitor

Susan has extensive experience advising clients in relation to contracts and public procurements, having led on procurements for various types of goods, services and works for unitary authorities; county councils; districts, boroughs; Fire and Rescue Authorities; and local authority wholly-owned companies.  Susan advises as to ...

Contact Us

To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.

Our legal helpline (available to subscribers only) operates between 9.00am and 5.15pm. Contact us on: 0333 013 9993. Or if you want to subscribe please call: 0333 013 2305.

ELS, Seax House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH
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