Band Hatton Button – Commercial Department Receives a Boost
A thriving commercial property market has triggered a Midlands law firm to bolster its commercial property department.
Daniel Blood joins Coventry-based Band Hatton Button as a partner in the commercial property department and is one of three new faces in that department alone. Daniel brings two prestigious clients with him to the firm - the Heart of England Co-Operative Society Limited and an O2 franchisee.
The 40-year-old arrives with a wealth of commercial property experience, having spent eleven years at Sydney Mitchell LLP in Solihull and five years at Cocks Lloyd Solicitors in Nuneaton.
In his new role Daniel will be applying all of the experience he has built up working across acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant work, site assembly and development site sales to identify and exploit key growth areas for the department.
Daniel said: "I'm thrilled to be joining Band Hatton Button which has a great team brimming with experience across a variety of sectors".
"It's an exciting time to be working in the commercial property sector which is experiencing a spike at the minute. I believe the uncertainty around Brexit is fuelling interest from property investors looking to purchase well-priced commercial property prior to article 50 being invoked."
Also joining Daniel in the growing commercial property department is Dina Parmar as a Senior Associate solicitor, after spending nine-and-a-half years at Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors in Worcester.
Speaking about her appointment, Dina said: "I am hoping to build on my previous successes including coming second in the employee category of the Worcestershire Wonderful Women Awards 2016.
"Every business is different and has its own reasons for deciding whether to buy the property they occupy or lease, so my work will focus on understanding business' needs to ensure any decisions made will aid their growth."
Francesca Knight has also joined Band Hatton Button's commercial property team as a graduate paralegal, taking the team up to nine lawyers.
Mark Moseley, managing director at Band Hatton Button, said: "Despite Brexit we're continuing to see an increase in demand from small to medium-sized businesses wanting to purchase property, which has allowed us to attract some of the region's best talent in Daniel and Dina, and invest in the next generation of lawyers such as Francesca.
"Securing Daniel's services is a massive coup for us because of the professional reputation he has.
"He has an impressive client base and track record of handling complex, multi-million pound deals in a pressurised environment, vital experience that can be passed on to our team as we continue to develop the firm.
"Dina has worked her way up to become a Senior Associate solicitor in just five and a half years which is a brilliant achievement, and we're really thrilled to welcome her on board.
"It's an exciting time to be at Band Hatton Button and I am looking forward to seeing our new recruits settle in and help us to drive the business forward."