New partner introduced at Ashfords law firm

Employment & Skills | South West

Ashfords Paul ButterworthAshfords LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Butterworth as a partner in the firm’s real estate team.

Previously a senior partner in Property at TLT, Butterworth was head of social housing and joint head of the housing Sector and focused on major development projects, including some of the most significant housing schemes in London and the South East.

Butterworth was central in developing a nationally ranked social housing practice and has particular expertise in regeneration, along with extensive knowledge of legal and other issues affecting the sector.

Commenting on his appointment, Butterworth said: “I am very happy to be joining such an experienced and highly regarded firm. It’s a great move for me given Ashfords’ high-profile clients both locally and nationally in the property sector.”

Butterworth is a CIH South West Board member and his work in housing spans nearly 30 years, including heading up teams at a local authority and a housing association.

Ashfords LLP has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years and the Bristol office has seen the arrival of a number of senior experts over the last 12 months including four high-profile partners with Kate Topp joining the real estate team from Osborne Clarke, Nicola Manclark joining the corporate tax team from Burges Salmon, Andy Braithwaite joining from Thrings as head of the commercial team and most recently, Neel Mehta joining the construction and infrastructure team from TLT.

Chris Dyson, partner and head of Bristol at Ashfords LLP, added: “Paul’s appointment is aligned to our strategic growth plan and further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to both expand our Bristol office and ensure that we continue to provide the highest levels of expertise and service for our clients.”

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