Zoë is head of the firm's residential real estate team specialising in the sale, purchase, mortgaging and management of high net worth residential properties and advice on enfranchisement and lease extension claims. Zoë has a strong track record in acting in complex residential property transactions for private individuals, off-shore companies, trust structures, banks and other financial institutions and has particular expertise in the prime London market.

She is ranked as a National Leader (outside London) and as the sole lawyer in Band 1 of the Chambers & Partners 2022 UK Guide for High Value Real Estate and leads the firm’s residential property team which have been ranked as National Leaders (outside London) by Chambers & Partners 2022 in this field.

  • The sale of a £26 million property in Belgravia
  • The purchase and financing of a £25 million house in Hampstead
  • The purchase of a spectacular £14.5 million penthouse apartment in Chelsea
  • The purchase and later sale of a fabulous modern clifftop residence in Cornwall for £5 million
  • The sale of a Cotswold grade II* listed country house for £4.8 million
  • The sale of a highly sought after £7.5 million house in North Cornwall
  • Acting for an off-shore bank on the re-financing of a portfolio of residential leasehold properties with lending covering loan facilities in excess of £30 million
  • Granting of new leases for a property conversion in Chelsea of a townhouse into five luxury flats
  • Acting for offshore companies on the property de-enveloping as distributions in specie or on liquidation to effect transfer of property to beneficial owners
  • Acting for offshore banks in the financing of various prime London property
  • Acting for lessees and landlords on enfranchisement and lease extension applications for leasehold houses and flats in London
  • Advising on the set up and structure of residential and mixed use transactions for developers and rights of first refusal issues in relation to such matters
  • Advising The Crown Estate on matters relating to property that may be subject to escheat.

What others say...

Zoe is a senior professional of the highest calibre. She is hugely experienced, sensitive to the client's position and that of the counterparty, and works incredibly hard to secure the optimal outcome.

Chambers UK 2024