There will inevitably be some readjustment in the property sector post Covid as individuals and businesses make permanent changes to the way they live and work. As the property sector adapts to these changes, I am optimistic that our region is ideally placed to take advantage of new opportunities that will emerge such as the growth in online shopping and the demand in the logistics sector.
As a property litigator my projects tend to be based on things going wrong for other people, I think ‘best project’ might be a misdescription! I have been involved in some fascinating cases; one of the most rewarding was a dispute over the design of a landmark sustainable building which was happily resolved through ADR saving all involved the cost of going to trial.
Holy Trinity church in Goodramgate York has to be one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. It stands in a secluded and quiet churchyard hidden away from the busy shopping streets. The 17th century box pews alone are worth a visit
Alternative uses, including residential, for retail space in our empty high streets would boost the property industry; improve our communities and rejuvenate the high street in this and other regions.
Yorkshire born Brenda Hale, later to become Baroness Hale of Richmond, is definitely an inspiration to me. She was the first and only woman to have been appointed as a Lord of Appeal in the House of Lords and has been a champion for gender equality and diversity throughout her long and remarkable career in the law.