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

Simon has over 25 years’ experience acting for both claimants and acquiring authorities in 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.

Stephen Lashmar BA (Hons) MRICS
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.  He has acted on a number of high profile schemes, including Mersey Gateway, Etihad Campus and Ordsall Chord.  In addition, Stephen has experience acting as an Expert Witness in a number of Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) references.

Angela Juszczyk BA (Hons) MSc MRICS
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.

Rachel Carter BSc (Hons)
Graduate Surveyor

Rachel studied Planning and Development Surveying at Northumbria University and worked in the planning team at Peel Holdings for a short time after graduation before joining Roger Hannah & Co. She now assists the Land & Development and CPO teams with their variety of projects and is working towards her RICS qualification.