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New company solicitor for Linden Homes

arr has over 28 years experience in the residential development sector and has chaired the House Builders Federation (HBF) Lawyers Group for the last five years.

In his new role, Peter will act as General Counsel, managing the company’s legal services and providing dedicated legal support to the business. This includes overseeing the company’s land acquisitions, compliance procedures and external legal firms working in partnership with Linden Homes, as well as aligning legal service delivery with the needs of the business.

‘I am very pleased to be joining Linden Homes and to have the opportunity to develop this new role with the company. I look forward to working with our regional businesses across the country and bringing my experience to contribute towards the future success of Linden Homes,’ said Carr.

Ian Baker, group managing director of Linden Homes, said Peter’s appointment will further support the company’s growth strategy. ‘His years of experience will be of great benefit to Linden Homes going forward. His skills and knowledge of the house building sector will further support our robust approach to achieving our acquisition targets as well as develop further the legal aspects of sales efficiencies and assistance. I believe that 2012 will be an exciting year, with Linden Homes on track to deliver on its ambitious growth plans,’ he added.

Carr was previously legal director at Taylor Wimpey and legal director at David Wilson Homes from 1996 until 2007, when the Wilson Bowden group merged with Barratt Developments. Prior to that, he worked as the legal director and company secretary at Woolwich Homes for close to 10 years, and spent time in his early career working as a property development solicitor in private practice in the UK and Australia.