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Property Planning and Employment Team

SLLP's Property and Commercial team is a flexible and responsive multi- disciplinary team which provides specialist legal services in property (commercial and residential), employment and procurement across the 5 boroughs.

Tracy Swan - Head of Law, Property Planning and Employment and Deputy Monitoring Officer (Sutton)

Tracy qualified as a Solicitor in 1992, having started her legal career as a junior legal assistant with the London Borough of Sutton in 1987 who later sponsored her through her legal training.  She has worked in a range of legal roles and joined SLLP in 2013 as a Team Manager; she became Head of Law for the Property and Commercial Team with management responsibility for the property and employment teams in April 2017. She leads on employment law matters within SLLP.

Tracy has experience of working in and managing most areas of local authority legal work including civil and criminal litigation, planning, highways, residential and commercial property. She has over 20 years of experience in advising on employment law matters and is valued by clients for her calm and pragmatic approach to instructions.

Email: Tracy.Swan@merton.gov.uk

Amrita Chuhan - Assistant Head of Law, Property Planning and Employment

Amrita qualified as a solicitor in 2001, having trained in the West End and on qualification taking a post in the City in Real Estate.  Amrita has worked for other Local Authorities in both England and Wales as well as public sector clients in private practice.  She joined Wandsworth Borough Council in 2011 and subsequently moved to the SLLP as part of the Wandsworth restructure in 2016.  Amrita has a broad range of experience dealing in complex property matters including regenerations; stock management; planning; highways, as well as taking account of the need to advise in procurement and public law matters.  Over the years, Amrita has demonstrated expert skills in negotiating with demanding private sector parties and providing practical solutions on stumbling blocks in developments as well as considering esoteric areas of law affecting councils' land for example public open spaces and commons. 

Email: Amrita.Chuhan@merton.gov.uk