Shona provides technical legal support to the Property department, helping to ensure that their knowledge is up to date and relevant to clients.
Shona is a Knowledge Lawyer in the Property department.
Shona's experience spans property sales and acquisitions, state-of-the-art developments, landlord and tenant work and construction matters. She has particular expertise in advising charities, museums and cultural institutions on their property concerns and completed a secondment at the Natural History Museum.
In her role as Knowledge Lawyer she uses her experience and current knowledge of legal changes to strengthen the Property department's resources, legal awareness, procedures and approach to giving advice.
Shona also works with lawyers and others across the firm and in the wider property world to raise awareness of current legal issues and promote best practice. She is motivated by the ever-changing legal landscape and the opportunity to lead as laws and markets evolve.
Shona qualified as a solicitor in 2008.
- "Bitcoin: Bit Risky?", considering how property lawyers can act in transactions involving bitcoin, in Estates Gazette, 1 December 2018
- “Property Law: Easement Rights” with Alice Groom in Financial Times, 24 September 2016
- “Don’t Abandon Hope”, covering the abandonment of easements and Law Commission reforms, in Estates Gazette, 22 August 2015
- “How Secure is Your Security?”, concerning rent deposits, with Andrew Wade in Estates Gazette, 22 November 2014
- Contributor to Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Volume 5, Building and Engineering (2008 reissue)
- Commercial Real Estate Legal Association
- Association of Property Support Lawyers