One of the region's leading property lawyers is celebrating 30 years at the top of the profession.
Anne O'Meara, who heads Hammonds' national regeneration practice from the firm's Birmingham office, cut her teeth as a trainee lawyer when she joined Edge & Ellison, Hatwell Pritchett & Co.
The firm is now an integral part of Hammonds.
Ms O'Meara is a key player in major regeneration projects in Birmingham and the West Midlands and acts for public sector bodies such as Advantage West Midlands and Birmingham City Council, as well as private developers and landowners.
She is currently advising AWM in relation to a number of major projects including the commercial development at Chatterley Valley, North Staffordshire, the i54 investment site at Wolverhampton, Fort Dunlop and the redevelopment of Longbridge.
She has advised Birmingham City Council in relation to the highly acclaimed Park Central scheme and currently acts for the council in relation to Arena Central.
Speaking about reaching the milestone in her career, she said: "During my 30 years as a property lawyer here in Birmingham I've seen the city's skyline transform virtually beyond recognition. I am proud to have been involved in Millennium Point since 1996 - a project which was billed as a catalyst for change and something we now see taking place at Eastside as part of the wider regeneration of Birmingham and the West Midlands."
Ian Forrest, office head for Hammonds in Birmingham, said: "Throughout Anne's impressive career she has played a major part in bringing some of the region's most significant development projects to fruition. Her years of hands-on experience stand her in good stead to drive our regeneration practice forward."