Veale Wasbrough Vizards has boosted its real estate team in Birmingham, welcoming partner Clive Read and senior associate Julie Newell, both of whom join from SGH Martineau.
Mr Read provides advice on property development, planning and commercial property for a variety of public and private sector clients particularly universities, colleges, local authorities and commercial businesses.
Ms Newell specialises in mainstream commercial property and development work, acting for both landlords and tenants in the private and public sectors.
Gary Philpott, head of real estate at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, said: “We have a national real estate practice, that underpins and supports our sector approach.
“In order to grow our real estate practice in Birmingham, we have focused on sectors that we are very well known for, such as further and higher education.
“Our reputation in these sectors, combined with our well established real estate team, means we can attract high calibre lawyers such as Clive and Julie. We welcome them to our team.”
Mr Read added: “The quality of Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ client base and their renowned expertise in key sectors were two things that really attracted myself and Julie to the firm.
“There is a clear strategy where Julie and I can play our part to help grow the business nationally from the Birmingham office.”