• GL
Choose your location?
  • Global Global
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Spain
  • UAE
  • UK

Lee Pickett

Partner, Newcastle

Lee is a Partner in the real estate team specialising in development, regeneration and investment with an emphasis on housing.
T:
+44 (0)191 233 9745

M:
+44 (0)7921 397 538

E:

Experience

Lee has acted in relation to large development and regeneration projects with particular emphasis on housing regeneration.

His clients include the Homes and Communities Agency, Arch Group (a local authority delivery vehicle) and local authorities such as Darlington Borough Council, Stockton Borough Council, Sunderland Council, Conwy County Borough Council, West Lindsey District Council and Cornwall Council. 

Lee is Deputy Head of DWF's National Housing Team and acts for registered providers of housing such as Places for People Group, Riverside Group, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and Home Group in relation to housing acquisitions and disposals including stock rationalisation projects.

Recent Projects

  • Homes and Communities Agency in relation to their accelerated delivery programme, standard building lease development programme, Investment Directorate funding transactions and advising the contingents assets and liabilities team.
  • Places for People Group in the acquisition of tenanted and vacant off-plan housing units for use in the private rented sector, stock rationalisation acquisitions and rolling programmes of void unit auction sales, supported living and retirement property acquisitions.
  • Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust in relation to the development of Red Lodge New Earswick, their asset register, voluntary registration project and housing stock refinance as well as a rolling programme of acquisitions, lettings and disposals.
  • Various local authorities in relation to advise on setting up housing delivery vehicles.
  • West Lindsey District Council on the procurement of a development partner for the mixed use regeneration of Gainsborough Town Centre.
  • Cornwall Council on the acquisition and Northumberland Estates on the development of residential sites under a project management model which involves partnering with local and regional SME housebuilders.

Testimonials

Lee is a Legal 500 recommended lawyer and in the 2017 edition recognised as a 'next generation lawyer' and his team are ranked for social housing in the North.

He is also ranked in Chambers 2018 edition which notes his focus on public sector development and regeneration, and as 'the firm's leading light for social housing matters'. 

We use cookies to give you the best user experience on our website. Please let us know if you accept our use of cookies.

Manage cookies

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. We mainly use this information to ensure the site works as you expect it to, and to learn how we can improve the experience in the future. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change permissions. However, blocking some types of cookies may prevent certain site functionality from working as expected

Functional cookies

(Required)

These cookies let you use the website and are required for the website to function as expected.

These cookies are required

Tracking cookies

Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.

Marketing cookies

These cookies are used to improve and personalise your experience with our brands. We may use these cookies to show adverts for our products, or measure the performance of our adverts.