Connie O'Donnell

Connie O'Donnell

Admitted in September 2017


Connie is an Associate in Michelmores' Transactional Real Estate team. She has experience acting for small and medium sized developers in relation to site assembly and acquisitions and disposals as well as regional and national housebuilders on a wide range of residential and mixed-use developments. She also acts for landowners in relation to disposals of land for development including contracts conditional on planning, option agreements and overage.

Connie also has experience acting for affordable housing providers and local authorities having spent some of her career working in-house for both a local authority and a government department.

She has experience in a broad range of commercial property transactions including landlord and tenant work and secured lending, but she is also passionate about residential development. Connie enjoys guiding and assisting developers through the various legal intricacies which are present with development sites to allow the developer to build out a development and sell the homes as quickly and efficiently as possible. She also enjoys getting to follow the development of the site and view the quality finished homes once built.

Connie joined Michelmores in October 2022 having previously worked at a national law firm based in the South West. Outside of work she is a keen runner and is happiest walking or running along the Devon coastline.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for a developer on the acquisition of a site for the development of 8 units in Somerset from a Receiver with multiple legal issues to resolve.
  • Acting for a national developer in relation to transfers of land subject to Section 106 obligations
  • Acting for a developer in relation to the re-financing and subsequent sale of units at a site in Cornwall within a tight timescale
  • Acting for a Parish Council in Somerset in relation to the acquisition of woodland for community use which included agreeing overage and dealing with access issues