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Heather Palmer

Partner

Department: Dispute Resolution

Areas of Specialism: Contentious and non-contentious Land Law with more than 20 years’ experience in the specialist area of land restrictive covenants, rights of way and other easements.

Following Heather’s initial training in a large law firm, she established her own practice with her supervising partner, concentrating on all aspects of property law. This was a broad property practice and included a decade of residential and commercial conveyancing. The knowledge she gained proved invaluable and allowed Heather to become an expert in her chosen field in regard to the specialised work relating to Restrictive Covenants and Rights of Way, and in particular in mediation/settlement situations. In 2010 the practice moved away from conveyancing and focused solely on work surrounding Restrictive Covenants, Easements, Rights of Way, Light, Drainage and Ransom Strips.

Heather is highly experienced at handling both contentious and non-contentious matters and often works on cases with and against Queen’s Counsel in a Court or Tribunal setting.

She has higher rights of audience in the Courts, which means she handles cases in the High Court and the Upper Tribunal from the start of the process to completion, as well as those in the County Court and First Tier Tribunal more routinely associated with solicitors.

She has lectured at the national conferences of the RICS on the subject of ransom strips and restrictive covenants, including the valuation principles for “negotiated damages”.

Her client feedback is consistently favourable, citing technical excellence with detailed but practical advice; understanding of commercial objectives; the desire to find a practical solution; excellent rapport with clients and a responsive and user-friendly approach to her work.

  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Non-Contentious Property related Advice
    • Contentious Property related Advice
    • Property Litigation
    • Restrictive Covenants
    • Easements
    • Rights of Way
    • Light, Drainage and Ransom Strips.
    • Overcoming (or upholding) Covenants.
  • Types of Client:
    • Private individuals
    • Architects/Planning Consultants
    • SME Developers
    • National Charities
    • Solicitors (referrals for specialist advice on Restrictive Covenants and Rights of Way).
  • Memberships and Associations:

    Higher Rights of Audience.

  • Outside Appointments:

    Chairman of local amateur orchestra.

Heather loves gardening, walking in the countryside with her dog, and is passionate about music. She plays the flute in the local orchestra, piano at home and is the organist at her local church. She has also been privileged to play the organ at York Minster. She is a member of the Royal School of Church Music and is hoping to study for her Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.

She also receives a huge amount of satisfaction from renovating old furniture & household items and giving them a new lease of life.

Heather is available to meet at the following offices: Corby Office

What Our Clients Say About Heather
Heather quickly found the right product for us and kept us up to date with progress at all times.  Would highly recommend.
Mr and Mrs Richardson
What Our Clients Say About Heather
I am very happy with the way my matter was dealt with, as initially it didn’t seem straightforward.  Suzanne was very helpful and kept me informed on how things were progressing and the costings at each stage. I would happily recommend Tollers to anyone who needs legal assistance or advice.
Mr. Mason
What Our Clients Say About Heather
We have been delighted with the successful outcome of our case which has been represented by Heather throughout, which was to enable us to proceed with our planning permission by gaining modification of restrictive covenants. Our case was a very complex one and it needed someone with extensive knowledge and experience. She went into detail from the onset and made us aware of the risks that were involved at all stages. Heather gave us confidence with her professional and knowledgeable approach and ensured all the correct legal steps were taken and nothing was omitted.  We were kept informed at all stages and anything that we were not sure about was explained to us in such a way that we could understand. Therefore we would highly recommend Heather and would not hesitate to engage her again.
Mr. and Mrs. Mundy
What Our Clients Say About Heather
We want to thank you for your expertise and your exceptional professionalism in dealing with our complex issue, and so effectively, in what was a very short space of time. Although the parish council meeting at which your letter was considered was closed to the public (though we're not sure on what grounds), we remain convinced that your detailed and well-evidenced argument saved us from the worry of a protracted and potentially very expensive Land Registry tribunal process.
J.S
What Our Clients Say About Heather
Highly professional, easy to access, fair with the pricing, resolved the issue to the best knowledge and advice, cannot recommend highly enough, I am using for my house sale and other legals needs.
Gavin Green

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