Olswang wins partner from DJ Freeman

Oslwang is hiring a top property partner from rival firm DJ Freeman.

Richard Max, one of the UK's leading planning lawyers, will join the firm as head of planning at the beginning of June.

Max will join two associates in the planning group and will work closely with the five partners in the property group.

Olswang property partner Martyn Needham says that clients want a one-stop shop. “We have young and dynamic lawyers in the property and construction groups and we need someone to complement these services.

“Max is exactly the kind of lawyer we want. He cuts to the quick and doesn't get bogged down in red tape,” he says.