High profile property expert Philippa Pickavance is on the move again - leaving Lambert Smith Hampton to join the Birmingam office of consultancy Drivers Jonas as a partner and head of its agency team.

The consultancy, which was launched in Birmingham six years ago, has established planning and development, professional services and building consultancy teams, while it recently launched a project management and dedicated investment team.

Gary Cardin, head of the Birmingham office, said: "This is a specific move that we have been planning as part of DJ's strategic growth in the region.

"We have now established ourselves as among the most well regarded property consultants both nationally and in the city.

"We have substantially grown our client portfolio and wish now to meet a wider range of services for our clients." He added: " The addition of the investment team at the start of the year and now office agency is the next logical step.

"Philippa will be an asset to the firm overall and her appointment will now serve to raise our profile among the professional community."