Eversheds has appointed a new associate to its expanding real estate litigation team.

Lisa Barge, who has more than seven years experience in real estate litigation, joins from Hammonds.

Her move adds to several new appointments to Eversheds' real estate litigation arm throughout 2005 and 2006, creating the largest team of specialist lawyers in the region.

Ms Barge will be working on all property-related dispute resolution cases, both residential and commercial, and for developers, tenants and landlords.