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DLA Piper appoints new partner to UK Real Estate and Planning team

DLA Piper has strengthened its UK Real Estate and Planning team with the appointment of Sophie Stewart as a partner in its North West Office. She re-joins the firm from Brabners.

Sophie’s practice spans the full range of development planning, infrastructure and highways work with a particular focus on compulsory purchase and regeneration work, where her clients are a mixture of public and private sector. Her clients, both public and private, operate in the Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Transport and Energy and Natural Resources sectors.

Sophie will be supporting the DLA Piper Planning team on the significant pipeline of work it is currently working on as well as helping to build business in this exciting and dynamic area.

Commenting on the appointment, North West Office Managing Partner, Mark Beardwood, said:

“We are delighted to have welcomed Sophie back to DLA Piper. Our Real Estate and Planning teams have been exceptionally busy for some time. Sophie will be a great addition to the team as we continue to build our Real Estate offering at both the global and regional level.”

Sophie’s appointment is yet another example of the firm’s commitment to developing its global real estate offering, following on from a number of partner hires over the past 18 months.