Our People

There are many chartered surveying practices across the country but few with expertise in the field of compulsory purchase.  At Roger Hannah & Co we have a dedicated team which specialises in compulsory purchase matters across the UK. 

Our team fully understand the procedures, statute, case law, how compensation is calculated and how a claim should be presented.  We are  accustomed to dealing with Acquiring Authorities and are fully acquainted with all the arguments and counter arguments that can be put forward in order to achieve the best possible result.

Compulsory Purchase HOMEPAGE:

The team comprises:

Simon Cook BSc (Hons) MRICS
Director

Head of the Compulsory Purchase department, Simon has over 20 years’ experience acting for both claimants and acquiring authorities on CPO matters.  His career began at Manchester City Council where he was involved in the acquisition of land for Manchester’s second runway.  Since then he has dealt with CPO’s nationwide including sites affected by the London Olympics, Cross Rail and Liverpool One Redevelopment. He has also been involved with complicated Compulsory Purchase issues involving severance, rights of way and injurious affection.  Simon is regularly instructed to act as an Expert Witness in disputed Compulsory Purchase cases.  Clients include business owners, developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Pension Funds.

Angela Juszczyk BA (Hons) MSc MRICS
Associate Director

As a Compulsory Purchase specialist Angela is experienced in acting on behalf of both claimants and acquiring authorities in transport, infrastructure and regeneration schemes.  Angela advises on all aspects of a claim from assessing market value, preparing budgets/claim documents to negotiating compensation.  She also has experience in formulating CPO’s and managing objections.    She has advised property owners affected by a number of high profile schemes including Paddington Basin redevelopment, Anfield regeneration and Leeds Eastgate development.  Angela has acted for a wide spectrum of clients including local authorities, national firms with large business disturbance or extinguishment claims, individual investors and residential owner occupiers.

Stephen Lashmar BA (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director

Stephen advises commercial and residential landowners and occupiers nationwide as well as acquiring authorities on all compulsory purchase matters, including objections, blight notices, business relocations and extinguishments, negotiations and compensation claims.  Stephen has acted for clients affected by a number of high profile schemes, including Mersey Gateway, Etihad Campus and Ordsall Chord.  He is also currently advising businesses and residential owners affected by HS2 on all compensation matters.  In addition, Stephen has experience acting as an Expert Witness in a number of Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) references.

Jordan Gold BSc (Hons) MSc
Graduate Surveyor

Jordan studied a Masters in Real Estate and Property Management at Salford University whilst working for an established property investment company based in Manchester. He now works with the compulsory purchase team at Roger Hannah and Co. dealing with a diverse range of projects including numerous HS2 compensation claims whilst working towards his RICS qualification.