Samantha Amphlett joins Lodders’ Planning and Highways team from Warwickshire County Council where she specialised in planning and highways agreements and was the Council’s lead lawyer on the HS2 project.
Of her appointment, she says: “Having worked in a local authority for a long time, I bring extensive experience of how councils operate and view issues, which will be helpful in my role at Lodders. I have worked with Victoria Longmore, head of the Planning and Highways team at Lodders, on numerous agreements over the years and know that she will be a great person to work with and learn from.”
Also bolstering the Real Estate Group is James Leighfield, who joins Lodders’ Strategic Land and Residential Development team from Wright Hassall. Prior to this, he spent over four years at Band Hatton Button Solicitors in Coventry. In his new role, he will support Lodders’ Head of Real Estate Group Mark Miller, specialising in strategic land and residential development matters and acting for a wide variety of clients including landowners, residential developers, commercial developers, and investors.
James says: “Lodders has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally in the strategic land and residential development sector, and I am thrilled to be joining an award-wining team of dedicated sector specialists. This role offers me the ideal opportunity to work closely with clients to understand their business and commercial objectives and help their development projects to progress.”
A specialist in advising developers and landowners on the purchase and sale of land for development purposes, Chris Mills joins Lodders’ Strategic Land and Residential Development team, having worked for a number of national and international law firms including Gateley and Gowling WLG.
In his new role, he will support James Mottram, partner in Lodders’ Real Estate group, specialising in residential development matters and acting for a variety of residential developers and promoters.
Chris says: “Joining Lodders is an exciting opportunity to work with and learn from a team of high calibre lawyers within a forward-thinking and friendly environment. I am looking forward to applying my experience of working effectively and efficiently for major housebuilders as well as my eye for detail to deliver real value to Lodders’ clients.”
Commenting on the firm’s latest new hires, partner and head of Lodders’ Real Estate group, Mark Miller, says: “The Real Estate group at Lodders is one of the largest in the Midlands and supports some of the most active and successful landowners, land promoters and independent housebuilders and developers, both regionally and nationally. This raft of new hires has been made in direct response to an increase in instructions from clients seeking our specialist Real Estate legal advice. Chris, James, and Samantha are each experienced, talented, and skilled solicitors and their appointments represent significant additions to our growing Real Estate group.”Contact us
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