Karen Howard

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Karen Howard

Karen Howard

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Biography

Karen is a planning and redevelopment specialist and started her legal career in the public sector. She acts both for private developers and public sector clients on major development schemes across the country.

She has been involved in the promotion of many retail cases including shopping centres and has worked on mixed-use development schemes. She has promoted compulsory purchase orders for regeneration schemes and has also been involved in many strategic housing cases for housebuilders. She also has judicial review experience and has defended proceedings in the Magistrate's court on enforcement matters.

Karen is very commercial in her approach to redevelopment and advises clients on acquisitions involving planning matters.

Memberships

* Member of Compulsory Purchase Association

Selected directory listings

* "Sources report that RPC LLP department head Karen Howard is "impressive" as well as "practical and very keen to provide a good service."" - Chambers UK 2014
* "'experienced, dynamic and commercially minded.' She is also 'very tenacious' and 'an expert on all things town and country planning, offering clear, practical and tactical advice'" - Chambers UK 2013
* "a strong grasp of clients ’ commercial needs, and works hard to get results" - The Legal 500, 2011 edition
* '"a real doer" and "a determined lawyer who likes to make things happen"' - Chambers UK 2011
* "very sure-footed even in the most aggressive of challenges" - Chambers UK 2010
* "seasoned, highly regarded" - Chambers UK 2009

Examples of relevant work

* Advising Dukeminster Limited in connection with its proposals for a major housing scheme for 780 homes in Exeter in Devon, including negotiating the necessary infrastructure and community benefits and the complex section 106 agreements associated with this development
* Advising Tower Hamlets Council on its proposals to regenerate the Ocean Estate in Stepney, London, including the drafting of the 2010 compulsory purchase order for the scheme
* Advising Pelham Holdings on various significant masterplan proposals, including a new settlement of up to 2,000 homes at Polegate in East Sussex and a mixed-use development at Wymondham, Norfolk, comprising more than 3,000 homes
* Advising Countryside Properties plc on its proposals for 963 housing units, community facilities including a school and neighbourhood centre including retail uses and the provision of a new junction on the A24 as part of the new strategic housing development in Horsham
* Acting for the fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management on the planning aspects of the acquisition of three retail and mixed-use schemes and a new office development in Central London
* Advising Warwick District Council on the compulsory purchase and related orders for the redevelopment of a site in Leamington Spa town centre to deliver the new Chandos Street shopping centre

Overview
RelSci Relationships

3936

Number of Awards

1

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with Karen Howard? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Karen Howard likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Chief Operating Officer at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Executive Officer at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at DLA Piper

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Shoosmiths LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

In The News
Paths to Karen Howard
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Karen Howard
Partner at Shoosmiths LLP
Career History
Partner
Current
Partner
2015 - Prior

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Partner
Prior - 2015

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP provides legal services. The firm also provides legal assistance in practice areas that include health, employment, pensions, commercial property, construction, mergers, acquisitions, international trade, dispute resolution, real estate, and tax. Its clients include Christie's, Grant Thornton, Daily Mail, and Svenska Cellulosa. The company is headquartered in London, UK.

Awards & Honors
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
Other Affiliations

Karen Howard is affiliated with Shoosmiths LLP, DLA Piper, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Karen Howard. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Karen Howard's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Karen Howard.