In brief: Titmuss Sainer Dechert

Titmuss Sainer Dechert, a leading London property firm, has taken the unusual move of appointing a legal executive to head up its planning department. The highly-rated Jason True takes over responsibility from Graham McGowan who will continue at the firm as head of the public sector unit. The planning department’s clients include Dixons, Fairview New Homes, Royal & Sun Alliance and Sears.