Real Estate and Infrastructure

London town

Mayer Brown hires White & Case projects duo

White & Case has lost a partner from its energy practice to Mayer Brown, as the latter focuses on building up its capabilities in projects and infrastructure. Kirsti Massie is making the move to Mayer Brown after over a decade at White & Case. She was promoted in 2011 having worked at the firm as […]

Squires loses City real estate partner to Addleshaws

Addleshaw Goddard has recruited a Squire Patton Boggs partner, in a move that leaves the latter with four real estate partners in the City. Partner Rachel Orton, who has been at Squires for six years, is making the move. Addleshaws states that Orton’s hire fits into its focus on senior living as a developing asset […]

DLA acts on sale of Square Mile police station

DLA Piper has acted on the £40m sale of the City’s Grade II* listed Wood Street police station as it is set to be transformed into a five-star hotel. Real estate partner Jo Owen has acted for Wood Street Hotel, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Magnificent Hotels on its £40m purchase of the police station […]

Linklaters real estate veteran lands at new firm

Linklaters’ real estate veteran Mark Burgess-Smith has resurfaced at Farrer & Co. Burgess-Smith joins Farrers as senior counsel after a career spanning three decades at the magic circle firm, where he specialised in commercial real estate. He joined Linklaters in 1988 after training at Druces & Attlee (now Druces) and made partner in 1996, following […]

City firms land roles on new Farringdon development

A host of firms have helped secure tenants for London’s One Bartholomew Square, within twelve months of the building’s completion and launch. One Bartholomew is the centrepiece of the Barts Square master plan, a 3.2 acre mixed-use quarter between Farringdon and St Paul’s station. Clifford Chance has acted for the developers of the site, Helical […]

Leeds Town Hall

DAC Beachcroft to axe roles in UK real estate

DAC Beachcroft has launched a redundancy consultation in its London and Leeds real estate teams, with ten roles at risk. The Lawyer understands the consultation will run for four weeks, with 10 roles at risk at associate and legal director level. This will consist of four roles in DAC’s London-based commercial investment and development (CID) […]

Linklaters’ head of real estate disputes moves to Addleshaws

Linklaters has lost another member of its real estate group, this time to Addleshaw Goddard. The former head of Linklaters’ real estate disputes practice, counsel Frances Richardson, has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a partner. She has been at the magic circle firm her whole legal carer, from 2004, and was made head of real estate […]

Midlands

Hogan Lovells loses another senior partner as Birmingham chief departs

The head of Hogan Lovells’ Birmingham office Michael Gallimore has become the latest senior partner to leave the firm, prompting a change in leadership for the firm’s Midlands outpost. Gallimore has joined boutique planning firm Town Legal after over 30 years at Hogan Lovells. Having made partner in 1988, he was made head of planning […]

Leeds Town Hall

Eversheds keeps up lateral hiring momentum with construction recruit

Eversheds Sutherland has brought in another new partner, as it aims for its construction practice to reach £25m in revenue next year. Partner Sarah Maylor has joined Eversheds’ Leeds office from Kennedys, where she headed the commercial construction practice. Maylor was at Kennedys for nearly ten years and worked out of its Sheffield, Manchester and […]

Ashurst takes on Hogan Lovells’ planning head

Hogan Lovells has lost another senior partner, this time to Ashurst. Claire Dutch, former head of Hogan Lovells’ planning group has moved across to Ashurst. Dutch had been at Hogan Lovells for 20 years and made partner in 2007. She focuses on all aspects of planning law, highways law, heritage law and compulsory purchase orders, […]

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Trio of firms advise Countrywide on sale of property business

Slaughter and May, DWF and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang are acting on Countrywide’s £38m sale of its commercial property business, a year after it called on shareholders to raise fresh funds to cut its debt. The crisis-hit estate agency group has sold Lambert Smith Hampton to Monaco-based property developer John Bengt Moeller. Milton Keynes-based […]

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