Allawee joined Acorn as a trustee in February 2020. Allawee is a real estate lawyer and partner at national law firm Shakespeare Martineau LLP based in their Milton Keynes office. Prior to that he headed up the real estate development team of a large regional law firm and has also spent time as global real estate counsel for both FTSE250 and Fortune 500 companies. He has over 15 years of experience advising on transactional and operational real estate. Allawee is also a trustee of a Milton Keynes based arts centre.