Solicitor – Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
Emma has worked in various different authorities throughout her career and has higher rights of audience (to Supreme Court level) in the civil jurisdiction. Most of Emma’s work involves contentious work including judicial review, housing and environmental health, employment and enforcement but she also practises in administrative law. Innovative and pragmatic, she likes a challenge.
Cara is employed as a barrister whose main areas of practice are environmental protection, licensing and information rights. She has a particular interest in these areas and acts for the authority, and on behalf of other councils, in the region. Cara is a Principal Lawyer in the team and deals with a wide range of cases, including matters relating to planning enforcement, food hygiene, health and safety matters as well as Closure Orders. Cara is experienced in conducting Code of Conduct investigations.
Noel has extensive experience working as an environmental planner and regulator in both private practice and public sector. He has advised and represented clients in relation to major development projects and agreements, environmental permitting, regulatory enforcement and habitats and environmental assessment. In addition to planning appeals and inquiries, he has experience of High Court and Court of Appeal litigation. Noel is also a member of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee.
Alexa qualified as a Solicitor in 2012, and after working for a regional private practice, joined eastlaw in 2015. Alexa’s main area of practice is civil litigation, which includes property enforcement, social housing, employment and contract disputes. Alexa also acts and advises in relation to commercial contracts and public procurement.
Jo Furner is a solicitor with over 10 years experience as a local government lawyer; her main areas of expertise and interest being in criminal enforcement and civil litigation. She regularly attends both the Magistrates and County Courts, representing Council’s and housing trusts across the region. Her particular areas of interests include both private and public sector housing enforcement and fraud.
Diane is an experienced property lawyer who has worked for a number of local authorities. During her career she has been involved in some major projects including a £50 million development of King’s Lynn town centre, the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) and the provision of affordable housing in Hertfordshire. She specialises mainly in non- contentious commercial property matters including landlord and tenant.