Pinsent Masons makes key Planning hire

06 May 2014 | 02:31 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Nicholle Kingsley to its market-leading Planning team.

Nicholle joins from Herbert Smith Freehills and has significant experience advising on international investment into large commercial developments in London and South East developments -  particularly that emanating from Asia Pacific and the Gulf, where she spent time during her 13 year career. 

Nicholle has a particular focus on the commercial real estate, housing, retail and hotels markets. She also has significant expertise in the consenting aspects of associated utility and transport infrastructure work. 

As well as spearheading growth in the UK team, Nicholle will help identify and manage real estate planning capability internationally. 

The announcement of her appointment comes just days after Pinsent Masons was been named the top planning law firm by Planning magazine in its 2014 annual survey - cementing its position as the leading planning and environment team in the UK. 

Richard Ford, Partner and Head of Planning, Parliamentary and Environmental at Pinsent Masons, says:

"Nicholle is well-known to us having worked on the £4billion Stratford City scheme in East London in which we were also involved. She impressed everyone on the development with her technically ability client relationship skills. She has an international practice which fits well with our strategic objectives." 

Pinsent Masons has also confirmed that it will be the keynote legal sponsor the first-ever London MIPIM event to be held at Olympia from Oct 15th- 17th. This event is the first UK property trade show of its type, bringing together investors, developers, local authorities, occupiers, corporate end-users, hotel groups, agents and business service providers. 

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