Tiffany is a highly experienced lawyer who specialises in advising clients from the private and public sector on all aspects of commercial development and urban regeneration.

Tiffany heads the regeneration and public services team in England. As a nationally recognised specialist in the legal press as a "regeneration ace", Tiffany has acted on many of the UK’s leading regeneration schemes including Park Hill Sheffield, MediaCity Salford and the procurement for and development of Leeds Arena.

Tiffany formerly led the public sector team at Cobbetts and is known for being “hands on” and “very solutions focussed”. Her project management skills are second-to-none and Tiffany’s ability to work closely with numerous stakeholders throughout complex negotiations has been critical to the success of numerous projects.

Recent Work Includes:

  • Advising DCLG on structuring models to enable financing Enterprise Zones on the basis of future rates retention
  • Advising Derby City Council in respect of maximising its assets
  • Advising Leicester City Council on the development of Leicester Waterside
  • Advising Sheffield City Council, in respect of Park Hill, Sheffield.
  • At the forefront of developing collaborative models involving public and private bodies and looking at funding viability gap.
  • Significant Arena and Sports Arena experience including Salford Reds Stadium, Funding new stand at Headingley, Funding Kent Country Cricket, National Hockey Centre development, FC United Stadium, Leeds Arena, Bristol Arena & the Marlowe Theatre redevelopment.

Tiffany is also widely credited with having created the concept of the "pie crust lease" structures developed when acting for British Coal on landfill sites to subsequently enable DuPoint and other US based clients to take interest whilst seeking to minimise potential like for pre-existing contamination.

Outside her principal role as a lawyer, when Tiffany isn’t walking her four dogs with her husband Neil, she enjoys going to the theatre, going to gigs or checking out the football scores.


What People Say

"Tiffany is a real team player and her no nonsense, commercial and practical way of dealing with the diverse and wide ranging matters thrown up by such a project is valued…. Media City:UK was a demanding project, often with exacting deadlines and Tiffany’s commitment (always in excess of 100%) is appreciated as is her professional and flexible approach to the many different elements of the project."
Beverley Phillpotts, Peel Holdings (Management )Limited

"Tiffany acted for Salford City Council in relation to the options appraisal and subsequent setting up of a joint venture between the Council and Peel Land (Red City) Limited, a subsidiary of Peel Holdings Limited in connection with the development of a £26m, 15,000 capacity community sports stadium at Barton.

"The options appraisal was commercial, detailed but concise and enabled us to make an informed decision as to the most appropriate structure for the deal quickly and fully appraised of all relevant issues including powers, governance, vires procurement and state aid.

"The wider advice throughout the project enabled us to ensure that the Councils interests and ambition were fully covered and secured, and that the project proceeded as we wished to meet the Councils outputs. 

"We found Tiffany and her team, as ever, commercial, sensible, approachable, realistic and with a depth of expertise needed to carry out a project of this nature and complexity."
Norman Perry, Warrington Borough Council (formerly at Salford City Council)

"Tiffany acted for Burnley Borough Council in relation to the redevelopment of 10 plus listed buildings at Weavers Triangle for leisure, retail, residential and parking.

"The scheme also involved significant public realm. The work involved advising on the procurement of the developer, reviewing, drafting and negotiating disposal documents, development agreements, shareholder agreement, leases and funding arrangements.

"Tiffany and her team have provided clear concise and consistent advice around the proposed structuring of the development, including advising on the pros and cons of using a joint venture structure as opposed to a traditional development agreement.

"Tiffany and her team are commercial, responsive and enthusiastic and have the depth of expertise and experience to deal with all the issues arising in a complex development of this nature."
David Wilcock when Head of Legal at Burnley Borough Council (Now Head of legal at Rochdale Borough Council)

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