Property sax

Not a day goes by when some corporate partner doesn’t make a snide comment about how dull their property partners are. But when it comes to music and partying, property lawyers are leading the way.

How could anyone forget Lovells’ musical dynamo Bob Kidby, or Canary Wharf Group’s in-house counsel Michael Ashley-Brown’s sultry rendition of Stand By Your Man at Party Near the Park?

Now we have another phenomenon in the world of property law artistes. At a charity bash at The Jam House in Birmingham last week, Pinsents property partner Andrew Yates was spotted leading a group of property developers and professionals known as ‘Hot Property’. Yates and his band rocked out to entertain 500 guests at the sold-out gig to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Acorns Children’s Hospice and the IPF Educational Trust.

And Yates was not the only lawyer to shake his booty up on stage. Hot Property was supported by the Pinsents in-house band Objexion and rival law firm DLA’s The Booze Band.

What’s more, there wasn’t a mention of Stamp Duty Land Tax all night.