The Edinburgh office of National law firm Shoosmiths is building upon their successful real estate practice with the appointment of associate, Jill Turnbull.
Jill joins the firm from Anderson Strathern LLP, where she has practised as a real estate lawyer for the last 13 years, advising a broad range of clients including public sector bodies, charities, financial institutions and property investors.
She brings to her new role a wealth of experience in commercial property acquisition, disposal, investment and leasing. At Shoosmiths, Jill will continue to advise clients on these matters.
Edinburgh real estate partner, Stephen Dougherty, said:
'Jill has an excellent reputation and we are pleased to welcome her to Shoosmiths. Our Edinburgh real estate practice is going from strength to strength and so it's important for us to find the right talent to support this growth. We are confident that Jill will be a great addition to the real estate team and we wish her every success here at Shoosmiths.'
Jill commented on her appointment: 'The commercial property market in Scotland is particularly strong at present with lots of opportunities as investment continues. It's an exciting time to join Shoosmiths as they grow their real estate services in line with client demand for their specialist legal expertise.'
Shoosmiths' real estate group is one of the largest in the UK, spread over eight offices from Scotland to the south coast of England. The group is made up of teams advising on real estate, construction, planning, property litigation, and environmental law.
The firm has continued to invest and expand in its real estate offering in Edinburgh with a string of recent partner and associate hires. Their local knowledge and sector expertise make them a go to choice for developers in the region.
Shoosmiths' clients include commercial and residential developers, investors, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, major corporate occupiers, banks and other funders and a range of public sector bodies.