Property specialist Brecher has bulked up its real estate department to the tune of five new lawyers, with partner hires from Davenport Lyons and Nabarro.
Property litigator Janice Northover joined Brecher from Davenport Lyons in May. In the same month the firm picked up a partner from Nabarro – Belinda Solomon, who specialises in commercial property, in particular in the retail sector. Before joining Nabarro Solomon was a partner at Davies Arnold Cooper, while Northover was a partner at Teacher Stern before joining Davenport Lyons.
Brecher has also hired two associates: Lorna Limbrey from Nabarro and Rachel Lee, who was head of planning at Islington Borough Council. They join the firm this month.
A legal executive, Susan Harrison, who will join from ASB Law in August.
According to Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond, the firm is looking to extend in its non-core areas, like corporate, as well as areas of real estate that it has not been previously as well known for, like residential lease extension and landlord valuations.