Fladgate Fielder boosts construction with lateral

West end firm Fladgate Fielder has strengthened its construction practice with the hire of a former Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw partner.

Gillian Birkby, who had been with Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw for a quarter of a century, will move to Fladgate Fielder on 1 July where she will join a team of two partners and two assistants.

Construction at Fladgate Fielder sits under the umbrella of the firm’s property group, which includes clients such as Close Brothers, Capital & City Plc and Terrace Hill Group Plc.

Allen Cohen, head of property at Fladgate Fielder, said: “Increasingly over the last 18 months or so almost every major property transaction has included different facets, such as tax, planning and construction.

“It’s often the side services that add value which is why we plan to beef these up over the next two-to-three years.”