Howard Kennedy wins ING Real Estate with Lawrence Graham lateral

Howard Kennedy has won new client ING Real Estate Development with the hire of new partner Deborah Swanwick from Lawrence Graham.

Swanwick was a senior assistant at Lawrence Graham, but she had been the lawyer acting for ING Real Estate.

She previously advised the client on a shopping centre development in Milton Keynes between 1998 and 2001. Since 2001 she has been advising the client on a factory outlet scheme in County Durham – a deal that she has taken with her to Howard Kennedy.

Swanwick specialises in acting for landlords and developers of in-town shopping centres and out-of-town factory outlet centres including site acquisition, development, pre-letting and ongoing management of the centres.

Swanwick said her decision to move to Howard Kennedy was “a positive career move”.

Head of property at Lawrence Graham, Stephen Stephens, said: “We wish Deborah well.”