Judges

The First Time Buyer Readers' Awards 2017

Our 2018 Judging Panel will feature:

Mark Bastin, Director, Mark Bastin Associates

Chris Browne, Sales Director, New Homes, Zoopla

Jane Griffiths, Help To Buy Stakeholder Manager, bpha

Stephen Maunder, Digital Writer, Which? Money

Roger Southam, Director, Savills

Stephen Harker, Managing Partner and head of Property Department, Dawson Cornwell

John Webb, Consumer Affairs Executive, Experian

Marcus Wilshere, London Masterplanning Lead, IBI Group

 


Mark Bastin, Director, Mark Bastin Associates

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Chris Browne, Sales Director, New Homes, Zoopla

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Jane Griffiths, Help To Buy Stakeholder Manager, bpha

Jane Griffiths, Help To Buy Stakeholder Manager, bpha
Jane Griffiths, Help To Buy Stakeholder Manager, bpha

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Stephen Maunder, Digital Writer, Which? Money

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Roger Southam, Director, Savills

Roger Southam, Director, Savills
Roger Southam, Director, Savills

Roger Southam is a director at Savills and specialises in customer service and effective management of property.  He is a leading expert in all sectors of property management including retirement living, the burgeoning multifamily sector in the UK as well as residential long leasehold. Roger regularly contributes articles and media comment on all aspects of housing delivery and management.

Founder of UK Apartment Association; Chair of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Customer Experience Working Party; member of the Admin Burdens Board for HMRC; he is Non Exec Chairman of the Leasehold & Park Homes Advisory Service (LEASE); and committee member of Public Chairs Forum.


Stephen Harker, Managing Partner and head of Property Department, Dawson Cornwell

Stephen Harker, Managing Partner and head of Property Department, Dawson Cornwell
Stephen Harker, Managing Partner and head of Property Department, Dawson Cornwell

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1987. He had worked mostly in the field of property, before joining Dawson Cornwell in 1993. He became a partner in 1995 and is now Managing Partner of the firm. Dawson Cornwell is one of the UK’s leading specialist family law firms and is accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Based in London, the firm acts for clients across the UK and internationally, who are embarking on divorce, separation, or dissolution of a civil partnership. The firm advises on all areas of family and children’s law, including the creation of alternative family structures. It also has a specialist children’s department, with specific expertise in all aspects of international children’s law. The firm is consistently recommended by Chambers and the Legal 500, the two main legal directories.

Unlike other niche family law practices, Dawson Cornwell also advises on buying and selling properties and on wills and planning family finances. Stephen is the head of the firm’s Property Department and advises on commercial and residential work of all kinds, with a particular interest in property development. He is the author of Matrimonial Conveyancing, published by Sweet & Maxwell.

 


John Webb, Consumer Affairs Executive, Experian

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Marcus Wilshere, London Masterplanning Lead, IBI Group

Marcus Wilshere, London Masterplanning Lead, IBI Group
Marcus Wilshere, London Masterplanning Lead, IBI Group

Marcus Wilshere is an architect specialising in creating liveable neighbourhoods. He has been at the forefront of changing the way we plan and build towns and cities. As a leading figure in the UK’s urban design movement, his approach requires thinking beyond the individual building to consider how the whole place works.

His work with local communities has resulted in places that work for the people that live there, making them popular, safe and well cared for.

Marcus works for the IBI Group, an internationally acclaimed, inter-disciplinary practice that includes architects, town planners, landscape designers and highways and transportation specialists.