Our Property Development Team was formed in 2015 when we started working with a new and exciting developer based in the Midlands. Both the developer and our team have grown substantially since then and we now handle several thousand apartment sales every year for them having forged a strong working relationship assisting not only with the standard sales process but also with any legislative changes, commercial considerations, and financing agreements that they encounter through their developments. We now work with additional developers, applying the tried and tested model to ensure quick, cost-effective sales whilst not compromising on standard of service or the high-level advice.
We can help you with all types of litigation matters, including:
Large scale residential plot sales
Acquisition of development land
Drafting of residential leases
Leasehold ground rent and the Housing Act 1988
Islamic mortgage information for developers
General advice for developers
Who's available to help?
Paul Hughes LLB (Hons)
Director / Partner
Paul is the legal advisor to a nationwide member organisation representing the interests of small businesses and to a large motor dealer. He also specialises in the sale and purchase of dental practices.
Paul is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)s.He is also an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).
Paul Hughes went to school in Stoke-on-Trent before attending Birmingham University to study law. Paul joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 1984 and became a partner in 1986, having qualified with another Birmingham firm in 1981.
From 1998 to 2017 Paul was a governor at the schools in Dorridge, where his children attended. He is chairman of the Family Care Trust, a local charity caring for people with mental illness and learning difficulties though the provision of day care, community support and a farm at Catherine-de-Barnes.
Having refereed football for 25 years Paul now concentrates on supporting Stoke City where he is a season ticket holder. He enjoys travelling and has recently visited Australia and New Zealand, but also enjoys time in Devon with his family. Having completed 7 half marathons for charity he has probably hung up his running shoes, but still enjoys going to the gym regularly.
Liaquat Malik LLB (Hons)
Liaquat Malik, known by everyone as ‘Malik’, joined the firm in April 2015 as a paralegal after spending 3 years with a national law firm in Birmingham. He has now qualified as a solicitor within our firm.
Having worked as a paralegal in the Litigation and Employment team at Wallace Robinson & Morgan, Malik moved to the Plot Sales team, where he helped build the team to its current size, working on a number of large property developments around the country. He started his training contract in September 2016 and qualified into the Commercial/Plot Sales team in March 2018. Since qualifying Malik has developed his role and manages the Plot Sales team on a day to day basis.
He completed his Law degree at Coventry University in 2010 and moved to Birmingham, going straight into his LPC studies at the College of Law.
Malik had already gained two years' paralegal experience working in a busy Commercial Property team in Birmingham before joining our team here in Solihull.
Malik has a small gym obsession, spending the majority of his time eating and training. He also loves football and (for his sins) follows Newcastle United. He even attempts to play every now and then. However, he does admit the running aspect of football puts him off!!
Outside work Laura enjoys socialising with friends and spending as much time possible with her family. Laura loves to spend her days off shopping and eating out.
Parris Ball LLB (Hons)
Parris graduated from the University of Law with a 1st Class degree in July 2020. Outside of work, Parris enjoys flying around the UK with her boyfriend who holds a private pilot licence. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family as well as getting stuck into a good TV series.