Trowers & Hamlins has launched a commercial property practice in Birmingham following the hire of partner Amanda Hanmore.
Ms Hanmore was formerly a partner at Knights Solicitors where she led the firm’s real estate development team.
Trowers & Hamlins said her arrival would bring commercial property expertise to the firm’s Midland base and enhance its overall real estate offering.
Its Birmingham office already has housing, construction, employment, litigation, and public sector commercial capabilities.
Ms Hanmore deals with all aspects of commercial property and has particular specialisms in large-scale development, regeneration, and investment.
She advises clients from both the public and private sectors, including pension funds, major developers, care home operators, and universities.
Philip Peters, head of commercial property at Trowers & Hamlins, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Amanda to the department and to add a commercial property string to our bow in Birmingham.
“Amanda brings considerable development expertise to the table and her overall capabilities perfectly complement the existing skillset we have in the Midlands.
“Her arrival strengthens our national commercial property offering and will put us in a position to better serve our real estate clients across the UK.”
Ms Hanmore added: “Trowers & Hamlins has an enviable reputation in real estate and is a recognised market leader in areas like inward investment and development.
“I am delighted to be joining the team and look forward to helping the department move from strength to strength.”