Practical Property People

Practical Property People

Our People

Andrew Barron, Claws Consultants People

Andrew Barron

Andrew joined A2Dominion in 2018 having previously worked at Glazer Delmar, Devonshires and Olswangs. His role at Glazer Delmar was to work with major Registered Social Landlords, providing legal representation where required and general support advice on tenancy management issues.


Andrew personally recognises the overwhelming necessity for the provision of secure and affordable housing accommodation to those who need it and the requirement to regulate that market, via the courts as a last resort if necessary.

Alan Wake, Managing Director Claws Consultants People

Alan Wake, FIRPM AssocRICS

Managing Director

Alan has been involved in property since 2003. After a career in Social Housing he has developed consultancy and networking roles which has seen him become a key figure in the leasehold and wider property management sectors. He is a Fellow of the IRPM and regularly contributes as speaker at high profile sector events.

He is an Associate of RICS and Chief Executive of the National Leasehold Group. Committed to raising standards and increasing learning opportunities within the sector, Alan is Founder of PROPel Learning & Development and a regular judge of industry awards.

Helen Muir

Helen Muir has extensive experience in the housing sector having worked in senior roles for two large housing groups, where her responsibilities included shared ownership sales programme delivery, management of over 5,000 shared ownership/leasehold homes, as well as running a large Help to Buy Agency.


Helen has worked as a trainer and consultant since 2012 specialising in affordable home ownership, leasehold and service charge management and the Right to Buy. She has provided interim management and strategic and operational support to a number of registered providers, local authorities and private sector companies.

Justin King, Claws Consultants People

Justin King

With more than 25 years experience in housing, Justin provides clients with seeking effective leadership during times of change and improvement.


Having worked in various senior management roles he has a wealth of experience in leading people, developing relationships and delivering complex projects.

Chris Baker, Claws Consultants

Chris Baker

Chris has been the owner of McDowalls since 2011 having started his professional career as a property manager there in 1999.


McDowalls specialises in residential lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement cases; residential private rented sector management; and, property licensing. Its clients include local housing associations, private clients, local authorities and corporate clients.

Ann Faulkner, Claws Consultants

Ann Faulkner

Ann has been an Associate Cast Consultant since 2016 having enjoyed over 30 years with one the countries largest Housing Associations. She has held Senior roles across a number of disciplines, including Leasehold and Home Ownership. Her extensive experience have stood her in great stead as a consultant and she has quickly established herself as a consultant in demand.


Having worked on very large transformation projects, Ann is an expert in service reviews and has advised some of the largest HAs on restructures and change management. She is a strategic thinker and has delivered a number of Policy and Procedure projects for Cast Consultants. She is an enthusiastic trainer who can present in a number of different subjects.

Cecilia Brodigan, Claws Consultants People

Cecilia Brodigan

Cecilia Brodigan has over 30 years experience in senior operational roles in private and social housing organisations. As a consultant leasehold specialist and a keen advocate of improving customer focus and service improvement in the leasehold sector, Cecilia helps organisations to make sense of leasehold combining her practical operational skills and knowledge of leasehold legislative framework. She has achieved success working with organisations to drive strategic change and influencing operational teams in achieving improved performance.


Cecilia has a keen interest in the leasehold retirement sector and supports the voluntary Board of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM) in its day to day operations and representing them at the various Government and Law Commission consultative forums driving forward the leasehold reform agenda.

Jeff Platt, Claws Consultants

Jeff Platt

Jeff is Managing Director of Section20 Ltd; leasehold consultants to both the public and private sectors. Jeff has been heavily involved in developing professional qualifications, examinations and training within the long leasehold sector.


He is the lead author of the Property Management Chapter of the RICS UK Residential Property Standards (‘the blue book’) and the RICS Guidance: Managing mixed use developments. Jeff is also a Member of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Philip Marms, Claws Consultants

Philip Marns

Philip has over 30 years experience in the sector and a track record as one of the leading authorities on Service Charge management in the public sector. Philip is able to use his extensive knowledge of Service Charge and Finance systems to advise clients at a high level.


He an accomplished Policy and Procedure writer who has considerable experience of Leasehold Management, Sales/Resales and Lease extension.