Lee Crowder hires Pinsents property partner

Pinsent Curtis Biddle property partner Jon Austin has been appointed the new head of Lee Crowder’s property department. Austin, who is due to join Lee Crowder on 1 May, will replace current property head Kevin Nagle, who ceased being a partner at the firm on 31 January. Nagle is retiring from the firm, but will stay on as a consultant until April 2004.