Chris Milner

Telephone: 01206 593933
Working in partnership with developers, landowners and promoters in East Anglia

Chris works in collaboration with clients to facilitate development opportunities.

As an associate and member of the Land and Development Team - a specialist group of development solicitors within the wider Legal 500 recommended Commercial Property Department at Holmes & Hills Solicitors - Chris advises and represents the firm's developer, landowner, and land promoter clients in all legal matters relating to land assets and development projects.

Specialist solicitor in land and development matters

Chris, supported by colleagues in the firm’s Planning and Development, and Construction Departments, is able to provide clients with a single source of expert legal advice and representation covering the full range of legal needs that arise in the sector.

To his developer, landowner, and land promoter clients, Chris leads on the provision of strategic advice covering:

  • Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting complex development agreements, including:
    o Option agreements
    o Conditional Contracts
    o Consortium agreements
    o Joint venture agreements
    o Land promotion agreements
  • Complex development funding and multi-layered funding facilities
  • Agreements and deeds relating to utilities
  • Acquisition and sale of land for development
  • Strategic advice concerning land assets
  • Carrying out full due diligence of land and resolution of issues acting as barriers to potential development

Working closely with specialist Planning and Construction Law colleagues

Where client’s projects require, Chris works closely with colleagues from Holmes & Hills’ Planning and Development Team, which is recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as one of the leading teams of expert Planning Law solicitors in the region, and ranked by Planning Magazine – a leading industry magazine for planning professionals – as one of the leading teams of Planning Law solicitors in the country.

In acting for developer clients, Chris is supported in meeting their full range of legal needs by the firm’s Construction Department, these colleagues providing services relating to developer's relationships with main and sub-contractors, advising and drafting construction contracts, as well as providing strategic advice in relation to resolving construction disputes where they arise.

Chris has been working in the land and development field for a decade, having previously worked for a large regional firm in East Anglia for several years within their specialist development team.

Chris is based at Holmes & Hills Solicitors' regional Head Office - the A12 Commercial Hub - in Marks Tey, Colchester.

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