Halliwells snares DWF partner after four years of courtship

Halliwells has scored a number of new clients with the lateral hire of real estate partner Ross Wellman from DWF.

Wellman, who specialises in commercial, residential and development work, has brought developer Nikal with him. Since joining his new firm he has closed a deal for Nikal for its new tax-efficient office concept MyBuro at Altrincham in Cheshire.

Mike Edge, Halliwells head of real estate, said Wellman is “a good operator and well connected in the non-contentious construction side”.

He added that Wellman’s seniority fitted the department’s growth objectives. Halliwells had been trying to poach Wellman for the past four years.

DWF head of real estate Andy Green said Wellman was “a valued member of the team that was with us for many years”.