Strong growth for Sintons’ plot sales team


Law firm Sintons has increased its market share in the region’s residential development sector through a series of new client wins, which now sees its specialist team handle plot sales for 12 housebuilders and developers.

The Newcastle-based firm is currently handling hundreds of plot sales for a dozen regional developers, whose projects are spread throughout the North East and Northumberland.

Recent wins include Robertson Homes, for whom Sintons has been appointed to handle their Help to Buy work, in addition to the continuing development of the long-standing relationship with regional housebuilder Cussins Homes.

Sintons has seen significant growth in its residential development team in recent years. In addition to handling plot sales, the team also acts for a number of North East regional and national housebuilders on matters including site acquisition, estate set up, infrastructure development and planning agreements.

Recent instructions for the team include the acquisition of the 335-home Bedewell Court site in Hebburn for housebuilding giant Barratt, alongside numerous new developments for family-owned Cussins, including its latest projects in Longframlington and Humshaugh.

Led by consultant Alan Harkness – who has more than 30 years’ experience in development work and has acted for the Cussins family companies since 1982 – and residential property specialist Catherine Davies, the team is highly esteemed for its work.

Catherine said: “Through the hard work and strong and growing reputation of our department, we are now handling plot sales work for 12 regional developers on housebuilding projects throughout the whole region. This is a very impressive achievement for us as a team and illustrates the gains we have made in market share.

“As well as some new client wins, we continue to develop long-standing relationships, some of which go back as far as 30 years, which is a real testament to the levels of legal excellence and client service we offer here.”

Mark Quigley, managing partner at Sintons, said: “The residential development team has seen strong and impressive levels of growth through a combination of its ability to win new work while continuing to nurture and develop long-term client relationships.

“Our vision as a firm is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so to become the law firm of choice for individuals, businesses and organisations regionally and nationally – our development team is a prime example of that ethos being put into practice and to great success.”


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