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Gavin Walmsley

Position: Associate

Gavin is an Associate in our Lease Extension and Enfranchisement team, providing specialist advice to both flat owners and landlords in London and the South East on a wide range of residential property matters, with particular expertise in the following areas:

Recent experience

Gavin’s recent experience includes acting for:

  • Individual and large groups of leaseholders extending the lease of their flat pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993)
  • Groups of flat owners in the exercise of their collective right to acquire the freehold interest of their building by enfranchising pursuant to the LRHUDA 1993
  • Acting for both groups of tenants and landlords in the sale and purchase of the freehold interest of blocks of flats including complying with the requirements of the rights of first refusal contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 
  • Individuals in their sale and purchase of residential property including associated lease extensions if required
  • Groups of flat owners and landlords in the exercise of the right to manage

Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Work history

2017 to present, Associate Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

2015 to 2017, Associate Solicitor, Coole Bevis

2014 to 2015, Assistant Solicitor, Crosby and Woods

2005 to 2014, Trainee Solicitor and Assistant Solicitor, Rokeby Johnson Baars 

Personal interests

Gavin is a keen sailor and spends as much time as he can sailing around the Med or in the Solent.  He is also a member of a sailing club in Hammersmith where he can be found at weekends practising his dinghy sailing.

He is also a keen sports fan and is regularly pulling his hair out supporting his beloved Arsenal FC.


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Upcoming Events :

Social Housing Annual Conference 2017

Thu 09 Nov 2017

200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD

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