Rod is a founding partner and deals with development land. He is a highly experienced solicitor, having been involved in development land acquisitions and disposal in East Sussex and the South East for local and national developers since 1980, providing expert advice and guidance to ‘see them through’ legal issues along the way.
Rod has worked with the complete spectrum of property developers from small developers (building one or two houses a year) to major public limited companies, building 400 plus units and has the same passion for every project.
Whether it is helping a landowner to negotiate an option to develop, agreeing a complex land promotion agreement, or setting aside a restrictive covenant, Rod has a genuine desire to help his clients achieve their objectives.
He has past wide ranging experience including mixed-use schemes and developments involving housing associations and has also dealt with a number of complex disposals for local authorities in the South-East.
Notable experience includes:
- acting for a major developer buying an historic Victorian hospital for redevelopment;
- acting for a prominent energy supplier, heading up a major disposal of assets over a five-year period;
- acquisition of cable easements for the London Olympics;
- acting on the grant of an Option for land since granted planning permission for over 180 houses.
In his spare time, Rod is an enthusiastic supporter of Music in Mayfield as well as being a keen skier and a cricket fan. For some years he was trustee of a local hospice charity
After training with a leading firm of solicitors in Lewes, Rod qualified as a solicitor in 1980. He spent several years as commercial property partner with another large law firm in Sussex, before co-founding Hughes Solicitors in April 2009.
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