Shirley provides specialist advice on litigation for public and private sector clients, focusing particularly on property, housing, landlord and tenant law, and commercial issues. She has a wealth of experience in the housing and property sector, from the law of repairs and anti-social behaviour, to servitude and title disputes. Shirley frequently acts for housing associations and local authorities as well as private and commercial clients such as letting agents and landowners.
Highly effective at dealing with contentious issues, Shirley often helps and advises clients in the drafting of policies, procedures and agreements. She also uses her exceptional knowledge to deliver bespoke client training and is frequently invited to speak at conferences or to contribute to major international housing publications.
Recognised as a leader in her field for social housing by legal directory Chambers & Partners, Shirley is also recommended in the Legal 500 in this area. This widely acknowledged expertise and commitment to housing is further consolidated through her position on the board of the East Lothian Housing Association – a post she’s held for nine years.
In her home life, Shirley loves cooking and sharing great food and wine with friends.