Sarah Willshire has joined as associate in real estate after spending 10 years at Bond Dickinson.
Sarah’s expertise lies in development work, advising clients on the acquisition of sites for development purposes, and for clients acquiring or disposing of ground rent portfolios.
In particular, she has worked for the Department of Education and Education Funding Agency on development of sites for free schools including the conversion of existing buildings and development of brown and greenfield sites.
Sarah will primarily service the firm’s key clients Aviva Investors and Bellway Homes Ltd, and will also provide support to Watson Burton’s corporate and commercial team on real estate matters.
Tracy Hall, head of real estate at Watson Burton, said: “Sarah’s experience and expertise will bring further depth to our real estate team, which has been strengthened with a number of high-calibre appointments in recent months.”
Watson Burton is a commercial law firm with offices in Newcastle, London and Leeds. For more information, visit www.watsonburton.com