A top North East real estate lawyer is the latest in a series of high-calibre appointments at Watson Burton.
Libbie Henderson has become a partner at the Newcastle-headquartered law firm, after moving from Bond Dickinson where she spent 15 years.
An established development lawyer, Libbie has adapted her skill set to specialise in energy, waste and minerals which will significantly strengthen the offering of the firm’s real estate team.
An expert in funding for real estate projects at a national level, she also has extensive project management experience. Her expertise includes development and regeneration of greenfield and brownfield sites and land-based energy projects, including wind, solar and nuclear.
Commenting on her appointment, Libbie said: “I am very pleased to join Watson Burton. The firm is well-established, and has an impressive client list. My expertise in real estate, including both the planning and environmental aspects of property transactions, should add a new dynamic to the existing team, and will hopefully bring exciting new opportunities for the firm.
“Watson Burton is well known for its long-standing relationships with the North East’s business community, and I am looking forward to becoming more involved in sharing knowledge and expertise on behalf of the firm.”
Tracy Hall, partner and head of real estate, added: “Libbie is highly regarded for her work on a national level, and will be a real asset to the real estate team. We are delighted that she has chosen to join us as one of a number of strategic appointments which serve to reinforce our reputation as a firm of pragmatic and knowledgeable lawyers who have a real interest and expertise in the sectors which they operate.”