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Sarah Waite

Position: Associate

Sarah is an Associate in the Housing and Local Government Department, and has extensive experience working with Registered Providers, NHS Bodies, Regeneration Agencies and developers.

Sarah specialises in social housing and is involved in residential developments for housing associations, disposals and acquisitions and all landlord and tenant work.

Sarah’s works includes investigating and reporting on titles, advising on restrictive covenants, offering strategic and pragmatic advice, negotiating land contracts, development agreements, leases, planning agreements and finance documents. 

Recent experience

  • Advising London based RPs on joint venture arrangements for an innovative development for women over 50s with complex title issues and grant funding
  • Lead solicitor on a major securitisation for London based RP Bond Issue which was both high value and a large volume of stock  
  • Strategic and technical advice on all aspects of commercial property law transactions for housing associations and commercial occupiers  
  • Acting for housing associations, commercial clients, the NHS and other health bodies in the acquisition and disposal of large amounts of stock 
  • Review of large London based housing association leasehold portfolio in order to provide an asset and liabilities register as part of the HCAs governance requirements   


Professional memberships

Law Society of England and Wales 

Work history

2016 to present, Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2013 to 2016, Senior Solicitor, Capsticks

2006 to 2012, Associate, Squire Sanders Dempsey (previously Hammonds)

2004 to 2006, Trainee Solicitor and Solicitor, Knowles 

Personal interests

Sarah enjoys running and skiing, when she gets the chance. She also likes to read and watch horse racing.


Contact details

Tel.       +44 (0)20 7593 0322

Fax.      +44 (0)20 7593 5099

Email.   swaite@wslaw.co.uk

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Social Housing Annual Conference 2017

Thu 09 Nov 2017

200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD

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