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Janette Speed

Janette Speed is one of our most experienced property lawyers having worked with AC&H since qualifying in 1991. She started her legal career in residential property before moving into the commercial property field acting for a range of developers, investors and blue-chip companies.

Janette Speed

Speed heads our affordable-housing team where she has become increasingly specialised in development acquisitions, site assembly, large-scale housing stock transfers, urban regeneration projects and estate disposals.

More generally, she oversees the team involved in delivering a comprehensive property service to our Housing Association clients, including right to buy, shared ownership, development acquisitions, off-the-shelf shared equity acquisitions, the marketing of shared equity portfolios (via our Estate Agency arm), commercial leasing, the property aspects of joint venture projects and all other property-related matters.

As this sector has grown, so has the breadth of legal services provided by Speed and her team, which now encompasses charity law, planning and environmental, dispute resolution and employment.

Speed is involved in other aspects of our business working alongside and supporting our insolvency and restructure team, overseeing insolvency-based property transactions and acting for a number of high-net-worth private clients. As such, she has enviable experience across the full range of services required by our clients. This, combined with first-class client care, results in her being extremely well regarded in her field and popular with clients and colleagues alike.

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