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.
Head of Law, Property & Commercial & 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.
Head of Law, Property & Commercial & Deputy Monitoring Officer (Merton)
Fabiola was called to the Bar in November 1992. After 4 years at the bar, predominantly dealing with criminal matters and including appearances in the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, she decided that the criminal bar was becoming an increasingly harder environment to practice law. As a result of this Fabiola decided to enter into local government with a view to get a wider breadth of legal experience. Fabiola's first post in local government was as a locum senior housing lawyer position at Islington.
Fabiola began working for Merton in March 1998. This was again in a locum position in the litigation team, where she dealt with civil and criminal matters and where she was able to continue as an advocate. Fabiola progressed to becoming permanent and then to managing the Litigation team.
In 2011, when the shared service between LB Merton and LB Richmond came into existence, Fabiola was asked to manage the newly formed procurement, employment and property team. Fabiola is currently one of the Heads of Law in the Property and Commercial Team, leading on Procurement and Commercial.
Fabiola has experience of working in and managing most areas of local authority legal work including civil and criminal litigation, residential and commercial property. She has over 8 years of experience in advising on procurement and commercial matters and is known for a pragmatic approach and providing solutions.
Assistant Head of Law, Property & Commercial
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.