Weightmans has boosted its London-based property team with the hire of a partner from Druces & Attlee.
Partner Stephen Whittaker will join the firm, along with assistant Sarah Bainbridge, as part of a strategy to increase its presence in the real estate market.
Weightmans' regional office head Mark Whittaker said: "The property market is buoyant and there is plenty of scope to grow our current client portfolio as well as improve our service offering to our existing clients."
The firm hopes to strengthen its existing property and local authority practices with the new appointment.
Mark Whittaker added: "Weightmans is a first-rate firm with a well-established, high-quality client base and significant potential for growth."