Shannon is a planning lawyer within the London Real Estate team.
Shannon has knowledge of dealing with commercial and residential development within the UK as well as nationally significant infrastructure projects. Shannon has developed first drafts of planning and infrastructure agreements, including section 106 and highways agreements, permitted development rights and CLEUD applications. She also provides strategic and practical pre-application stage advice as well as assistance with the negotiation of planning applications, environmental permits, habitats regulations, development plan documents and planning conditions.
She collaborates with the firm's corporate, finance and disputes practices and focuses on tailoring her legal advice to suit clients' needs.
Shannon frequently works alongside the Real Estate department in relation to acquisitions, disposals, lettings and financings.
Shannon's experience includes:
- advising on the negotiation of planning and infrastructure agreements such as Section 106 Agreement and highways agreements
- advising on the DCO application process, including producing a direction letter pursuant to Section 35 of the Planning Act
- providing due diligence support and planning advice to the Real Estate department in relation to ongoing acquisitions and financing for large-scale development matters for institutional investor clients such as Goldman Sachs
- reviewing pre-application documents in relation to developments within the London Boroughs
Shannon has a LLB in Law with French from Queen's University Belfast and qualified as a solicitor in 2022. Prior to starting her legal career, she worked in Strategy & Communications Advisory in New York. As a trainee she was a secondee to the Government Legal Department advising the Ministry of Justice on all commercial legal matters).