Hires reinforce No.1 market-leading position of Pinsent Masons' Real Estate Team

28 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm | 1 min. read

• Eight new senior appointments across all real estate areas • 35 additional hires at associate and solicitor level

International law firm Pinsent Masons has further strengthened its market-leading real estate advisory team with nine new senior appointments. 

Pinsent Masons already boasts the no.1 UK’s largest team of property law specialists – operating across all three jurisdictions – and an ever-growing international presence. This latest investment in recruitment is part of a concerted drive to expand the firm’s real estate offer and brings the number of property law professionals in the team to just over 400. 

At a senior level, the latest arrivals include one partner, one consultant, two  legal directors and four senior associates, with 35 additional recruits joining at associate and solicitor level. The new senior recruits are: 

Georgie Messent, Partner

Georgie joins the planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team from Bond Dickinson, and is based at Pinsent Masons’ City office.

Claire Gregory, Legal Director

Claire is joining the planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team from Brabners and will be based in the Manchester office.

Joanna Robinson, Legal Director

Joanna joins the investment and development team from Arthur Cox and will work out of the firm’s Belfast office.

David Paxton, Senior Associate

David joins the investment and development team in London from Bouygues UK.

Katy Peacock, Senior Associate

Katy joins the investment and development team in London from Ashurst.

Richard Turnbull, Senior Associate

Richard joins the planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team in Glasgow from CMS Cameron McKenna.

Melanie Grimshaw, Senior Associate

Melanie joins the planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team in Manchester from Shoosmiths.

Senior Planning and DCO Consultant

A senior Planning and DCO Consultant is joining the planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team in Leeds, to be announced shortly. 

Adrian Barlow, Partner and Head of Property at Pinsent Masons, said: “Recruitment of the very best talent has always been central to Pinsent Masons’ approach and is a key factor behind the firm’s ability to offer clients the very best levels of advice and expertise. 

“As the recovery takes hold, we have invested strongly in recruitment to ensure our real estate team remains truly market-leading. The firm’s commitment to such expansion demonstrates both its ambition and confidence, with the new senior arrivals – supported by 35 further appointments – among the best lawyers and advisers currently working in the real estate sphere.”

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