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About Alison

Alison is a consultant solicitor at Steele Raymond, within the Residential Development Team.

Alison specialises in acting for landowners on residential and commercial development of greenfield and brownfield sites throughout England and Wales.  She is an accomplished leader in her field and has been recommended for her expertise in the leading UK guides to the legal profession for many years.

Alison’s practice encompasses all types of development transactions, including options, conditional contracts, promotion agreements, overage arrangements, planning agreements and joint ventures.  She was a partner and head of the Landowner Development and Planning Team at a leading regional firm before moving to Steele Raymond.


  • Landowner Development

    Advising landowners on all aspects of development work

  • Consortium arrangements

    Acting for groups of landowners in assembling and disposing of development land

  • Infrastructure agreements

    Planning and infrastructure agreements

  • Options and overage

    The grant and exercise of options and the imposition, realisation and variation of overage arrangements

In Practice

  • Acting for an institutional landowner

    Acting for an institutional landowner on its development property portfolio, including the grant of promotion agreements and options on strategic land, the sale by way of conditional contract of land for 500 units, the imposition of overage arrangements and advice on agricultural tenants occupying the land

  • 80 acre sale

    The sale of approximately 80 acres for a rural landowner under an option set up previously, the sale being in 3 phases and realising over £30,000,000

  • Landowner consortium option agreement

    Acting for a consortium of 11 landowners in putting in place an option agreement to a developer on 20 acres

Recommendations for Alison

"I never have any hesitation in recommending Alison to Clients as she is an exceptional development land lawyer who understands the issues, takes a pragmatic approach to solving problems, identifies issues that need to be resolved and works in a proactive manner to get documents into a form that work well for the landowner. She is, without doubt, a top class development land lawyer."

Anon, Development Agent

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