Joanna Lee-Mills

Partner & Head of Social Housing Development - Shakespeare Martineau

Joanna heads up our social housing development team. Her expertise encompasses advising on social housing development transactions, from site assemblies to larger scale phased sales and purchases.

Having acted for registered providers since 2001, Joanna’s expertise encompasses all aspects of affordable housing acquisitions, sales and development and is often the primary interface on multi-disciplinary projects involving cross-departmental working.

Joanna has previously worked at Birmingham city law practices Eversheds and Anthony Collins, and has a wealth of experience in larger scale social housing projects, including stock rationalisation transactions, stock swaps and transfers.

“Registered providers are increasingly under pressure to adapt strategically and intuitively to various challenges faced by the affordable housing sector and built environment, not helped by the pandemic, costs of living crisis and Net Zero targets. At Shakespeare Martineau, there is incredible strength and breadth of expertise spanning across our office hubs and associated intermediaries, with a real focus on being at the forefront of legal thinking and finding innovative ways to work collaboratively with clients in order to help them meet their actual and aspirational objectives”