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LEGAL FINANCE: Cobbetts attracts new partners.

Law firm Cobbetts has attracted two high profile partners from Bevan Brittan and Ever-sheds to its commercial property division.

Amanda Hanmore, who previously led the property team at Bevan Brittan in Birmingham, brings over 20 years' experience in advising on both public and private sector development as well as landlord and tenant matters and secured lending.

Her appointment follows the arrival of Helen Lindley, who has joined following several years at Nabarro Nathanson, and legal executive Alistair Bissett.

They will also soon be joined by Marian Griffiths, who is moving from Eversheds to join the planning arm at Cobbetts.

Eleanor Deady, commercial property partner, said: "Amanda is extremely well known for her capabilities and expertise within the region's property sector. Her appointment is a high profile coup for the firm and we are confident that she will play a key role in developing the practice area further."

Recent transactions in which the growing team has been involved include advising Barberry Developments on the pounds 25 million b1 development, one of the largest office deals recently completed in Birmingham, and advising Walsall Council in a major town centre regeneration project, bringing pounds 100 million of inward investment to the area, and involving the provision of a new Tesco superstore and a new college of art and technology for Walsall College.

The team also advised Opus Land on its pounds 23 million acquisition of the Littlewoods distribution outlet in Burton on Trent.


Eleanor Deady (left), Adrian Watson, head of Cobbetts commercial property team, and Amanda Hanmore
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 13, 2007
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