Gavin Le Chat
Gavin Le Chat is a partner in the real-estate practice group and head of the residential development team in the Birmingham office of Shoosmiths. He grew up in South Africa, where he graduated from Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town.
Moving to England in 1978, he attended the College of Law in Cheshire and, upon being admitted in 1982, joined the commercial property team at City firm Birkbeck Montagu.
Le Chat joined Shoosmiths in 1996 as a partner, but left in 2000. He rejoined Shoosmiths in 2011.
He has more than 28 years’ experience and a detailed understanding of development work. He particularly enjoys strategic land work and he regularly advises developers in connection with site acquisitions, contracts conditional on planning, options to purchase, overage agreements, joint venture and collaboration agreements. He also acts for landowners in connection with such agreements.
Le Chat is a published author. His book Property Development: A Practical Guide was published by the Law Society in 2010.
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