Tim Halstead


Residential Development

Working with house builders for over 25 years, Tim has developed a national reputation for his practical and commercially-astute approach. The Chambers & Partners directory has described him as a lawyer who “gets the job done”.

Tim is part of Shulmans’ high-profile residential development team, and has acted over the years for most of the leading house builders nationally and regionally. He deals with site acquisition and development work, primarily:

  • Site assembly
  • Conditional contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Option agreements
  • Joint ventures and collaboration agreements.

Tim has particular expertise in overage agreements and issues relating to strategic land and complex site assembly across the country on a regional and national basis. He regularly presents at seminars on these subjects.

Tim has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law relating to residential development, which he deploys in finding creative and effective solutions on even the most difficult of site propositions.

Chambers & Partners acknowledge that Tim’s many years of experience put clients at ease, with one source quoting: "You feel very comfortable with Tim representing you at a high level, as he comes across as capable and has an air of seniority about him". Clients also say he is "very efficient and extremely knowledgeable, as well as very proactive in terms of getting the job done".

Tim’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees on the development of land on its Yorkshire estate 

  • Acting for Keepmoat on the delivery of 95 affordable housing units for Home Group on two sites in Bradford.

Tim is also Shulmans’ Managing Partner. He was awarded Managing Partner of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2014, and again in 2019.

Tim is chairman for the Board of Trustees at Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Residential Development - Meet the Team

We provide a complete service to residential developers.

Emma Speight


Residential Development

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2812

Eleanor Smith


Residential Development

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3838

Ruqeia Ahmadi

Trainee Solicitor

Residential Development

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3809

Isabelle Leonard

Trainee Solicitor

Residential Development

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3832

Joanna Oakes


Residential Development

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3797