Olswang strengthens Reading real estate team

Olswang has bolstered its Reading real estate group with four new lawyers, two of whom are returning to the firm.

Carol Griffin rejoins the firm as head of the Reading real estate team from the local office of Osborne Clarke, accompanied by fellow Osborne Clarke defector Kate Jorgenson, who returns as an associate.

Griffin takes on the role from Debra Kent, who left Olswang in March.

Also joining is real estate associate Rachel McLean from Southern planning specialists Horsey Lightly Fynn and legal executive Claire Barthorpe from Birmingham’s Wragge & Co.

Olswang will also strengthen its Reading IP team next month with the arrival of associate Victoria Campbell from Eversheds.