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Claire Hance

Position: Senior Associate

Claire joined Winckworth Sherwood in April 2014. Claire’s previous role was as an Associate in the Real Estate team at Allen & Overy LLP, acting for major UK and international banks, funds and corporates.

Claire is part of the Housing and Regeneration team at Winckworth Sherwood and acts on a range of matters including acquisitions of development sites, sales and acquisitions of investment properties and landlord and tenant work.

Claire is also editor of “E:gen”, the firm’s development and regeneration newsletter.

Recent experience

Sales and Acquisitions

  • Acting for large UK investment funds acquiring high value property for income return
  • Disposals of investment properties for a global investment fund


  • Acting on major residential and mixed-use developments on behalf of a variety of national house builders and registered social landlords
  • Sale of freehold reversions on behalf of residential developers
  • Acquisition of future development sites for residential developers and registered providers

Landlord and Tenant

  • Acting for both commercial landlords and tenants in relation to commercial properties including drafting and negotiating licences, leases and ongoing lease related advice
  • Acted for international funds, major housebuilders, housing associations and private individuals

Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Work history

2014 to present, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood LLP

2013 to 2014, Associate, Allen & Overy LLP

2011 to 2013, Trainee, Allen & Overy LLP 

Spoken languages

English and basic Spanish

Personal interests

Playing netball and tennis, attending the theatre and travel.

Contact details

Tel.       +44 (0)20 7593 0332

Fax.      +44 (0)20 7593 5099

Email.   chance@wslaw.co.uk

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Upcoming Events :

Social Housing Annual Conference 2017

Thu 09 Nov 2017

200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD

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