Mills & Reeve expands Leeds real estate team

Mills & Reeve expands Leeds real estate team

Mills & Reeve has expanded its Leeds real estate team in a move that boosts its sector expertise in healthcare, agriculture and real estate investment.

Joining the firm as a senior associate from Pinsent Masons is Victoria Hughes-Barker (pictured, left), who advises across the full spectrum of real estate matters with specific expertise in care home and retirement village property work, which is a key focus for the real estate and healthcare teams. 

Associate Fiona Crane (pictured, right), meanwhile, has relocated from Cambridge to the Leeds office, which has beefed up the real estate team’s agriculture and food expertise.

Crane specialises in advising agricultural clients on all areas of real estate law, including the negotiation of farming arrangements and the management of rural estates.

Simon Sherwood, head of the Leeds team at Mills & Reeve, said: “Our strategy of focusing on our core sectors has enabled us to advise a growing client base of regional, national and international clients who often require highly-complex advice.”

“It is a strategy that has fuelled the growth of the Leeds real estate team, which now has seven solicitors and has proven highly resilient in these extremely turbulent times.”

Sherwood adds: “Our reputation in providing unrivalled expertise in the healthcare, agriculture and real estate investment sectors has been enhanced by the arrival of Victoria and Fiona who will play an integral role in the further development of the Leeds team.”

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