Property specialist Sandra Barton has been named the new national president of the Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex). Barton will continue as a legal executive in the property team at Dorset firm Ian Newbery & Co while heading the 22,000-member professional body. John Wells of the Roberts Rose Partnership was named vice-president (VP), while the VP elect will be Alan Caig of Clark Willis.
Regional firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has launched a new team to provide expertise for all property transactions. Headed by Gilbert Green, who also leads the Tunbridge Wells firm’s commercial property department, the land team will combine all the specialities required in property transactions and offer them in a single package.