Experienced property lawyer Anna Douglass has joined Ferbrache & Farrell’s UK real estate team as counsel.
Mrs Douglass moved to the firm from Collas Crill, where she spent more than six years working as a senior associate with primary responsibility for UK residential property transactions.
She deals with all aspects of security work for private offshore banks, individual investors and asset managers in refinance of property portfolios. Mrs Douglass, a dual Polish and British national, also deals with all work relating to residential UK property, including investment buy-to-let property, new build developments, new lease work and work to rectify and extend old leases.
‘Ferbrache & Farrell has built a fantastic reputation within the industry and I am excited to join such an experienced and well-respected property team. This is a great opportunity to grow the UK real estate practice here,’ said Mrs Douglass.
Since lockdown, property transactions in Guernsey have seen a sharp increase.
‘Local property sales have seen an unprecedented spike since lockdown restrictions were lifted. We are also seeing very positive signs in the UK real estate, particularly as regards overseas investment,’ said head of Ferbrache & Farrell’s property department, Alastair Hargreaves.
‘The addition of Anna to our team is hugely beneficial – she is very experienced and well-regarded. We are delighted to welcome her to Ferbrache & Farrell.’
Mrs Douglass moved permanently to the UK in 1998 to read LLB Law in Southampton. She was awarded the Sweet & Maxwell prize for achievement, having secured the highest grade for her degree in her year. She went on to study her post graduate legal practice course at BPP Law School in London and was subsequently admitted to the Law Society roll of solicitors in 2005.
She moved to Guernsey in 2013 from Dubai, U.A.E. Prior to moving to Dubai, Anna worked for 11 years for a reputable Hampshire based law firm.