Black Country law firm George Green has expanded its commercial property department with the appointment of a new assistant solicitor and promoted a team member.
Kelly Banger returns to her native Black Country, joining the Cradley Heath office from North Yorkshire County Council, while Benjamin Jones is promoted to associate.
Newly qualified, Miss Banger specialised in property and procurement, and previously worked for Birmingham City Council's regeneration team.
Born in Wolverhampton, Miss Banger attended Colton Hills School and the University of Wolverhampton, where she studied law, followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice. She is a fluent Punjabi speaker.
At George Green, Miss Banger will work with Ceri Mort, partner and head of commercial property and the team, including Mr Jones, who joined in 2002, having graduated at the University of Birmingham and completed the Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University.
Ms Mort said: "Our work brings us into daily contact with local authorities and we act for a number of colleges and public bodies, so Kelly's experience of local government will stand us in good stead. She will also help add much needed resource at a busy time for us and will help us continue to build the reputation of the department.
"Ben's promotion is well deserved and is affirmation of the level of advice and service he is providing to clients daily." George Green has 10 partners and 75 staff. It has offices in Cradley Heath and Halesowen.