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.
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.
A solicitor specialising in planning law for the last 25 years. Fiona has worked for the private sector in London, advising large corporate clients, in London, including Sainsburys, The Commission for New Towns and Homebase and for the public sector, as a senior solicitor in the planning law team of Norfolk County Council for 10 years.
Sarah is a Solicitor with over 10 years experience as an in-house lawyer in the public sector and joined eastlaw in 2018. Her main areas of expertise and interest being in commercial contracts and public procurement. Sarah also acts and advises in relation to intellectual property and data protection matters.
Emma oversees the smooth running of the office and case management system and implements the practice’s progressive ideas and projects. Emma also has significant experience of debt recovery, Data Protection and Freedom of Information Law.