Renowned property lawyer joins new firm

Employment & Skills | Legal | South West
L – R Mark Lomas (Chairman), Kate Topp (Partner), Tim Heal (Head of Real Estate) – Ashfords

As part of its continuing growth in the south west property market, Ashfords have appointed Bristol real estate specialist, Kate Topp into its Property Team.

Kate, a residential development lawyer and former real estate partner at Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke, will strengthen the firm’s Real Estate Team bolstering its residential development offering.

Highly regarded within the development sector, Kate brings to Ashfords a wealth of experience from acting for a number of major housebuilder clients, advising on the development of strategic land both regionally and nationally.

Kate commented: “I’m very pleased to be joining the Bristol office of Ashfords to help build upon and expand what is already a successful and well regarded residential development practice in the south and south west.

“I’m looking forward to working with new real estate, planning, construction, tax, corporate and banking colleagues at Ashfords who are already operating in this sector.”

Tim Heal, Partner and Head of Ashfords’ Real Estate Team, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kate to the Real Estate Team. The significance of gaining Kate reinforces Ashfords’ commitment to the firm’s expansion plans into the Bristol market.

“Kate will significantly strengthen the firm’s Real Estate offering to clients through her substantial reputation in the sector.”

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