OUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PEOPLE.

RACHEL TAYLOR

HEAD OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
ABOUT

Rachel is responsible for our Commercial Property Department and has over 17 years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of commercial property matters including complex high value transactions.  Rachel’s down to earth ‘no nonsense’ approach and meticulous eye for detail has earned her respect amongst colleagues and a large client following.

Rachel was born in Nuneaton and understands the area.

PERSONAL

Rachel is a keen tennis player and competes for two local tennis club teams in Coleshill and Atherstone.  Rachel spent 10 years as a Wimbledon umpire and line judge most notably officiating in finals from 2002-2005.  She is also involved in an Amateur Dramatic Association as an actor and director and owns a retail shop locally.

EXPERIENCE

Rachel joined Cocks Lloyd Solicitors in August 2019 after a position as a Director and Commercial Property Solicitor with another local firm since qualifying in 2004.  Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Rachel enjoyed a successful career as a Manager for a number of national charitable organisations.

Rachel prides herself on her understanding of the commercial needs of a wide variety of clients including large investment organisations, agricultural land owners, property developers, landlords, tenants, business owners, town and parish councils, charities and private individuals.

SPECIALISMS

Rachel deals with a range of Commercial Property matters including:

  • Acquisition and disposal of land for residential and commercial development.
  • Sale, purchase and financing of all types of commercial property.
  • Option agreements, overage deeds, easements and planning and infrastructure agreements.
  • Leases and lease management including deeds of variation, assignments, rent deposit deeds, lease extensions, surrenders and underleases.
  • Complex Land Registry title matters
  • Sale and purchase of businesses.

EMMA BILLINGS

HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING

PROPERTY SOLICITOR
SPECIALISMS

Deals with a wide range of both Residential and Commercial Property matters, including:

  1. Acquisitions and Disposals of freehold/leasehold land and properties.
  2. Residential Sales, Purchases, Re-mortgages and Transfers of Equity.
  3. Lease Extensions and Deeds of Variations.
  4. Land Development – Option Agreements and Overage Agreements.
  5. Landlord and Tenant – Leases, Lease Assignments, Surrenders and Underlettings.
  6. Wayleave Agreements and Easements.
  7. Refinancing and Secured Lending.
  8. Land Registry title matters including first registrations and adverse possession applications.
EXPERIENCE

Emma joined Cocks Lloyd as in August 2014, having completed her Legal Practice Course with a Distinction. Emma then began her training contract with Cocks Lloyd in September 2015. This involved Emma undertaking work in various areas of law with a focus on both Commercial and Residential Property. Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and has good knowledge of all property matters. Emma is now Head of Residential Conveyancing.

Over the years, Emma has acted for a variety of clients including private individuals, investor landlords and small businesses. Emma has also acted for a number of Landowners in the sale and purchase of development land.

Emma prides herself on offering a personal and efficient service whilst keeping the clients updated whenever possible. Emma has built up a vast client base acting for returning clients to the Firm and on recommendations.

PERSONAL

When not at work Emma is a keen cook and loves to cook for family and friends. Emma is also a keen traveller and has spent a lot of time in South France with family.

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