Leading law firm Shoosmiths has been appointed to the Lovell Partnerships Limited (Lovell) legal services and plot sales panels in England, Scotland and Wales.
Work for the residential development expert will commence in January 2022 for three years. The appointment of Shoosmiths will assist Lovell’s housebuilding, affordable living and later living businesses in delivering mixed tenure communities across the UK.
The core legal panel bid was led by a senior management team comprised of Mark Elder and Catherine Williams, with the plot sales bid led by Melissa Barker, Shoosmiths head of plot sales. The appointment follows the law firm’s recent second consecutive win at the RESI Awards, being named ‘Legal/Professional Team of the Year – Residential’, reaffirming its living sector expertise.
Head of living sector at Shoosmiths Catherine Williams said:
“Our living sector approach and expertise aligns well with Lovell’s focus on housebuilding, affordable housing and later living across the UK. We provide national expertise that is locally led by talented sector specialists. As a team we are all very proud of this panel appointment and can’t wait to start working with the Lovell team.”
The overall Shoosmiths relationship will be led by Shoosmiths partner Mark Elder, who said:
“This latest appointment reinforces our reputation as the go-to law firm for residential property developers. We are hugely looking forward to working closely with Lovell and collaborating with them as partners in their continued success in the fast paced and exciting real estate market.”