Bircham social housing associate quits

Bircham Dyson Bell has suffered a further blow to its social housing practice with the news that associate Abimbola Badejo has also quit the firm. Badejo is to follow the firm’s head of social housing Keith Jenkins to Westminster specialist Winckworth Sherwood, where it is understood that both will start on 1 March 2007. The loss of its social housing capability comes just a year after the firm made a recruitment drive to boost the practice. Bircham head of real estate Michael Parker said: “We fully respect both Keith and Abimbola’s decision. Our social housing group will continue to service our existing clients in this area.”