Rebecca Dixon

Rebecca Dixon

Legal Director
Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
Telephone 0117 930 9542

Legal Director - Commercial Property

As a key member of our Commercial Property team, Rebecca supports businesses on their ventures in the property market, specialising in the development of land. She advises developers and investors on a wide range of property development projects and in particular on housing and regeneration.


Rebecca brings specialist experience to Thrings from her previous roles in-house for a housebuilder and a niche commercial property firm, as well as her time spent working in the Middle East.



Development of Land

Advising on both the sale and purchase side of transactions, Rebecca seeks to partner with clients to see land development projects from initial purchase through development to plot sales. She has helped clients to navigate a wide range of issues and complexities, providing straightforward and commercial advice. Rebecca has experience in dealing with title defects, third-party land/rights acquisition, utilities, drainage and highways requirements, highway regulations and licensing.


Much of Rebecca's work includes advising on options and conditional contracts, disposals of sites, grants and reservations of third-party rights and utilities arrangements. Working closely with the Planning and Construction team, she provides specialist advice on disposing of sites post-planning, back-to-back disposals, development agreements with registered providers and handling distressed assets.

Rebecca's relevant experience includes:

  • advising on options and conditional contracts to acquire residential development sites for regional housebuilders
  • overseeing the disposal of a large property, already partially subject to another developer's option, commercial leases and solar panel arrangements, on a sale and leaseback with overage basis; the case involved close liaison with the relevant lender, existing option holder and a previous landowner
  • advising on the disposal of a post-planning site for a specialist housebuilder, which involved contracts to grant rights to the site from third-party landowners, surface drainage issues and highways issues
  • advising a commercial developer on the provision of utilities connections to a site that forms part of a larger development landscape involving other residential developers, future roadworks and diversions on the service routes and potential end-user purchaser requirements
  • acting for a developer in the acquisition and finance of a five-unit property. This included dealing with title issues and associated arrangements with statutory undertakers, and subsequently assisting with the sale of the plots and organising the estate upkeep contribution
  • dealing with non-standard drainage issues and the grant of necessary rights while overseeing the sale of a hotel to a developer, and also advising on legal issues arising from the fragmentation of the site
  • effecting golden brick and turn-key unit disposals on development sites