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Lara is a member of the commercial property team specialising in residential property development.
After qualification Lara started her career in general commercial property. During this time she advised a technology infrastructure company on Electronic Communications Code rights when taking leases.
Prior to specialising in residential property development, Lara also acted for a unitary authority in the south of England on a variety of matters, including; a port regeneration scheme, a strategic highway scheme, the latter including advise to the authority on CPO powers and granting long leases to former local authority schools converting to academies.
After moving to a national law firm in 2007 to develop experience in residential development, Lara acted for national housebuilder clients on the acquisition of land for development. Shortly after that she also began advising housing associations on the acquisition of land for development.
Following a move to another leading law firm with a team of residential specialists including Marina Wickens and Daniel Kidson (both of whom have also moved to Foot Anstey) Lara consolidated her work by primarily advising housing associations and housebuilders in the full range residential development matters.
Lara is a board member of WISH south west and regularly attends the CIH conferences in Torquay and Brighton.