Skip to content

Joanne Spittles

Partner - Property and Development

My experience

I am an experienced property lawyer who is quick to respond with an eye for detail. I am a partner within the Property team.

My areas of expertise include:

  • development land;
  • commercial property;
  • joint ventures;
  • acquisitions;
  • land assembly;
  • options;
  • conditional contracts;
  • overage agreements;
  • promotion agreements;
  • planning and infrastructure agreements;
  • development agreements;
  • lettings and disposals; and
  • landlord and tenant.

My broad range of clients, both large and small, include property developers, rural landowners, landlords, investors, occupational tenants, housing associations, lenders, educational and charitable establishments and private individuals.

I have built up particular expertise in dealing with complex property development matters including promotion agreements.

I am the company secretary (on a voluntary basis) of the New Forest Enterprise Centre.

Insights from Joanne Spittles

Promotion Agreements: Definitive Guide

Read article

How I’ve helped our clients

A source says "Joanne is an exceptional lawyer with great commercial acumen. She understands the big issues and always delivers for her clients;" whilst another says "She provides an excellent and comprehensive service;" and a third adds "A very knowledgeable and professional lawyer. She's easy to speak to but at the same time is business-focused. Her work is always of the highest standard."

Chambers Legal Directory 2024

Referees say "Joanne Spittles is fantastic, consistently demonstrating not only an incredibly detailed technical legal understanding of land and property development – a complicated area fraught with risk – but also outstanding commercial and negotiating skills, and strong interpersonal skills to succinctly explain complicated issues and enable properly informed decisions to be taken" and "I could not recommend Joanne Spittles highly enough as one of the most impressive legal professionals I’ve dealt with". Another says "Nice to deal with the same skilled people year after year. My two main contacts are Lisa Busby and Joanne Spittles – both have given me excellent service dealing with commercial property matters. I have not had a problem at all in over 10 years. In fact I cannot see me dealing with anyone else for my property matters. From simple things like answering emails or taking phone calls, both have given first class service. They have an excellent attention to detail. Also they know their key area inside out!"

Legal 500 2024 Edition

Joanne was a breath of fresh air! She acted diligently whilst paying great attention to the small detail in what became one of the swifter industrial lettings I have been involved with recently once “into solicitor’s hands”. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

James Scott - Newton Scott Commercial Property Consultants

A referee says "She is technically superb, very disciplined, and her work product is excellent."

Chambers & Partners 2023 - Referee Comments

A client says "I have particular recommendations for Joanne Spittles and her team. They have their client’s interest front and centre and deliver."

Legal 500 2023 - Referee Comments