In brief: Ex-Freres partner in property venture

Former Frere Cholmeley Bischoff senior property partner Christopher Digby-Bell has launched a venture capital company specialising in commercial property, Palmer Capital Partners, with Ray Palmer, the former head of property agents Lambert Smith Hampton. Digby-Bell, who was managing partner of Taylor Joynson Garrett before joining Frere Cholmeley in 1988, will also act as consultant to London law practice Forsters.