Shoosmiths has welcomed a new partner to its national real estate practice.
Chris Morris joins the firm’s Birmingham office from Gowling WLG where he spent over 16 years advising developers, operators and investors on major regeneration schemes and real estate transactions.
This appointment further enhances Shoosmiths' real estate team, which welcomed six new partners and legal directors in 2023 - most recently hiring construction and engineering partner, Jody Kite, who arrived at the firm from national developer Dandara.
Chris brings specialist experience advising on build to rent and data centre assets, having supported operators and investors in these areas for many years. He brings a wealth of experience and market knowledge to Shoosmiths, adding further depth to the real estate team and also supporting existing client projects.
Chris Morris, real estate partner at Shoosmiths, said:
“I'm thrilled to join Shoosmiths’ real estate practice and a team that is truly making a difference in the property industry. The firm’s commercial approach goes beyond simply advising on ‘the law’, which considering current challenges, is more important than ever.
“The strength of the firm’s real estate investment and development groups, in particular, were key draws. I’m looking forward to supporting the team and clients to help bring forward the developments needed to transform the UK’s built environment and infrastructure.”
Jason Jackson, real estate partner at Shoosmiths, commented:
“Chris embodies the qualities we value in a real estate lawyer - ambitious, commercially-minded, and adept at finding solutions for clients. He slots right into the team and is already making an impact, while bolstering our offering in specialist parts of the real estate sector.”