West End firm Howard Kennedy has hired the former head of Hammonds’ London office Paul Groobey.
He joins as a partner in the firm’s property practice. Groobey was Hammonds’ London head between 2005-06, and was also head of the firm’s built environment group between 2006-07.
Groobey, who joined Hammonds from Addleshaw Goddard in 2002, specialises in purchasing and leasing, acquisitions and disposal and management.
Howard Kennedy senior partner Trevor Newey said: “Paul’s extensive experience advising across all facets of the property industry makes him a very valuable asset to the team and further strengthens our highly regarded department.”
Groobey added: “The Howard Kennedy property department has an excellent reputation and is an ideal fit for me in terms of client profile and areas of work covered.”