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Gilbert Green


Specialisms & expertise

  • Acting for developers buying land for development including conditional contracts, options, promotion agreements and site assemblies.
  • Non-contentious Town & Country Planning including negotiation of section 106 Agreements and Unilateral Undertakings.
  • Planning appeals.
  • Advising landowners on promoting land for development.
  • Advising landowners on disposal of land for development, including negotiating contracts/options with developers.
  • Participation agreements and joint venture agreements.
  • Acquisition and disposal of sporting rights.
  • Agricultural property.

Client stories & examples of work

  • Acquisition of various brownfield sites for a local authority as part of an urban regeneration scheme.
  • Disposals for various schools of surplus land for residential development to fund new school projects.
  • The creation of a military museum as part of the regeneration of Woolwich Arsenal.
  • Disposing of a large Docklands commercial site for residential redevelopment.
  • The disposal for off-shore investors of a major residential site in the south of England on a phased basis.
  • Redevelopment and disposal of a commercial centre in the Medway area.
  • The development and disposal of various country mansions as apartments.
  • Sale of a major part of the land required for the Eastern Expansion Area for Milton Keynes for mixed development.
  • The disposal of a famous West Country sporting estate.
  • Disposal of a large redundant NHS site for residential development.

Types of client

Current clients include leading regional housebuilders, schools, a major charity, farmers, farming companies and landed estates.

Achievements & other appointments

Gilbert is recognised by both Chambers and The Legal 500 guides to the legal profession as a leader in his field.  In Chambers UK 2013, he is described as having a ‘huge’ reputation in property development and in Chambers UK 2011 is acknowledged as “extremely erudite”.

The Commercial Property & Development team is described in Chambers UK 2011 as "delightful to work with."


Gilbert joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 1976 as an articled clerk. He qualified in 1978 and became a partner in 1980.