Sally Challinor - Partner

Sally specialises in Commercial Property and Environmental Due Diligence and heads up Ashtons Norwich Commercial Property team.

She is widely experienced in all areas of commercial property, including corporate support, having trained at a large international law firm and subsequently working at senior level at Top Tier regional law firms. Her clients are as diverse as the matters with which they have instructed her. Sally is as at home dealing with a multi-million pounds re-financing project as she is dealing with the lease of a shop.

Her commercial property experience includes landlord and tenant matters whether for investors or owner/occupiers, development land transfers and options, due diligence for industrial sites involved in corporate sales and purchases, freehold and leasehold transfers for buyers and sellers.

Sally is also experienced in advising on ways to mitigate risk in relation to potential environmental liability. This is obviously something that she has dealt with for sellers and buyers and their funders on brownfield site acquisitions, disposals and developments, but she has also had to advise on methods to apportion responsibility for compliance with environmental permits. Given that the permitting regime is wide, the matters have included a multi-million pound project agreement for the installation and use of a waste to energy production plant for the public sector to permits for waste and surface water discharges for a wide variety of clients, large and small.

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and is a member of UKELA.

Sally’s clients tell her she is responsive, commercial and takes the time to understand their business needs. Consequently, this enables her to negotiate effectively on their behalf. Sally’s highest compliment she has been paid is that she doesn’t make a crisis even out of a crisis!

Sally likes helping people achieve their aims and supporting them through challenges. Having a job where she can exercise discretion and creative thinking to support her client’s goals is hugely satisfying.

Outside of work, Sally plays the flute in a folk band and enjoys yoga, baking and reading. Sally is a Beanstalk volunteer and loves outdoor challenges. She has taken part in the 3 peaks challenge, takes part in the Cancer Research 10k each year and often signs up for the 10K Adnams charity run too.