Brabners expands property team

North West firm Brabners Chaffe Street has made its second property hire in three months by luring partner Chris Parkinson from DLA Piper‘s Manchester office. Brabners’ 98-lawyer property group also snared associate Jo Mills from Walker Morris in late October. The team’s clients include Elite Homes and Pickfords. Since merging with 28-lawyer James Chapman & Co earlier in the year, Brabners has been steadily growing, taking on lateral hires including a new sports consultant in September. It has also projected that its combined turnover will be over £25m. The firm appointed a new managing partner for its Manchester office last month, with corporate partner Mark Brandwood taking over from partner Robert Street.