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THREE City property lawyers have moved to East Anglia to help Mills & Reeve win more City work.
Penny Hubbard, a former Macfarlanes partner, is the most senior of the new recruits to join the Mills & Reeve Cambridge commercial property department headed by Duncan Ogilvy.
The firm has also taken on former Lovell White Durrant solicitor John Willis as head of the litigation department.
Sandra Bearcroft, formerly of Linklaters & Paines, is the third new recruit.
Ogilvy says the firm believes the property market is climbing slowly out of the recession. He deliberately recruited from the City in a bid to persuade companies still taking work there of the merits of hiring locally.
Mills has also announced the appointment of a senior partner. Jonathan Barclay will take over from Michael Orr in June .
Barclay, whose speciality is in tax planning, only stood down from his position as chair of the Norton Rose M5 Group, of which Mills & Reeve is a member, in November last year.
"We would aim to be the leading firm in the region and will be looking to take advantage of the proximity of Stansted Airport to forge international links," he says.