The new environmental law team at Hammonds in Birmingham has been appointed to the panel of firms advising housebuilding giant Taylor Wimpey.
The firm’s team advising Taylor Wimpey will be made up of David Gordon, the head of environment at the Edmund Street firm, and lawyers Anita Lloyd and Caroline Almond.
The appointment is a coup for the environment team at Hammonds, which was formed when the three lawyers jumped ship from nearby rivals Eversheds in May this year.
Mr Gordon said “We are delighted that Taylor Wimpey has chosen Hammonds as one of its advisors on environmental matters and we are looking forward to working closely with its in-house team. We are also pleased to be able to report our first major client win in such short order which is testament to the team’s experience and profile in the market”.
Peter Carr, the legal director of Taylor Wimpey UK Limited, added: “The Hammonds team will complement our Panel of dedicated experts to provide specialist advice on a wide range of technical issues including contaminated land and waste classification.
“From experience we know the team’s breadth of experience, high levels of expertise and enthusiasm.”Taylor Wimpey was formed through the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007.