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Andrew Given

Partner and Head of Land & Development

Practice Areas

Real Estate

Office Location

Greenways

Sector

Housebuilding and Land Development

Get to know me...

About Andrew Given

I act for SME Housebuilders, Land Promoters, and Landowners on all aspects of development land.

I was promoted to Associate in 2011 and eventually took over as Head of Team in 2014, becoming a Partner in 2015. Since then I’ve led the Team’s expansion and growth and we now comprise 5 lawyers and 2 legal assistants. I love what I do and I’m hugely proud of the Team’s ability, service, and reputation.

Our ethos is client relationships and understanding their business and circumstances to the point when they see us as far more than just a legal advisor. We become part of their business. When we deal with the purchase of a site intended for housing, we approach it from the mindset that we will be involved until the last unit is sold which means a project which can be several years from start to finish. So we have to understand every facet of the project and process.

What I like about working for Goughs

I love the autonomy I was given to grow the Land and Development Team. I had free reign to invest in it and take it to the next level without any parameters or expectations.

We also have a culture of excellence but at the same time, we have fun achieving it.

Accreditations / certifications / panel representation:

I joined Goughs in 2006 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified into the Land and Development team in 2007.

Specialisms:

My specialism is land acquisition work, whether immediate sites with planning or strategic land. On sites with planning permission, this will comprise the contractual arrangements and title and property due diligence as well as ancillary planning and finance matters, often all to be achieved in a tight timescale.

I have extensive experience in strategic land, complex land assembly, option and promotion agreements as well as joint venture and collaboration agreements.

I also head up the firm’s Housebuilding and Land Development sector which comprises the Land and Development team as well as the other key service offerings those in the sector will require.

Greatest Achievement

I’m especially proud of building up a Plot Sales team that is second to none. Our service standards and delivery are exceptional and the client feedback is unanimously positive. This is also a testament to Hannah Delaney who is delivering that service!

Supported by...

Jess Reynolds is a highly experienced legal assistant and key member of the Team.

Please feel free to contact Jess via jessicareynolds@goughs.co.uk

Testimonials from clients

My recent cases

My recent cases include acting for a regional housebuilder in collaboration with a national housebuilder for delivery of 1000 unit scheme in Chippenham; managing a Conditional Sale Agreement for a 45 unit site in Wiltshire with complex conditions, overage, and highways issues to overcome; acting for multiple landowners in a complex land assembly and series of Promotion Agreements on a high-value site in Bath; and finally handling the acquisition of a 44 unit site in Holt with complex funding arrangements and collaboration agreement for a linked commercial regeneration project.

Selling Agricultural and Farming Land

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Preparing your property for sale

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