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New partner in our Commercial Property team

Clarke Willmott has appointed Richard Saxton as partner in our growing commercial property team

Richard, who joins the commercial property team’s Birmingham office specialises in matters related to the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors as well as in real estate finance and investment.

Richard acts for owners, occupiers, investors and lenders and will advise on a broad range of commercial property matters for those clients.

Outside of the law, Richard has a keen interest in wine and having completed his wine exams has spent time as a wine columnist and writer as well as a host of corporate wine tasting events.

Richard said: “I am delighted to be joining Clarke Willmott and particularly the commercial property team, which is doing really exciting work in the city and nationally. The firm’s strong reputation for providing high quality legal services in the property sector was a major incentive for me and I look forward to working closely with the teams and our clients.

Rayner Grice, head of Clarke Willmott’s Birmingham office, said: “It’s great to welcome Richard to our property division. He’s an experienced and pragmatic lawyer with a commercial focus and a strong track record. He’ll fit in perfectly with our team of driven commercial property experts.

Our partner-led commercial property team is one of the largest in the UK. We provide expertise on every aspect of the commercial property lifecycle from first plans to asset management and disposal.

Richard will be joining our Birmingham office which has relocated to a purpose-built space at Colmore Row. The space has been designed for hybrid working and a focus on sustainability.

Posted: 4 June 2024

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