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The fast-growing Development and House Building team at leading Thames Valley law firm Boyes Turner has been bolstered by the recruitment of a sixth new member.

Shehnaz Rahman joins the firm from BDB Pitmans’ Reading office as a newly qualified solicitor, following on from the news that five other lawyers had linked up with the rapidly expanding team to meet an increase in new business. 

The law graduate from Oxford Brookes University completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Birmingham, where she achieved a distinction, and qualified in March 2019.

Shehnaz, a member of the Junior Lawyers Division for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley Young Professionals, joins an experienced team which has attracted a host of other new recruits in recent months.

Other recent arrivals include Associate Solicitor Stephanie Brown, who joined the Development and House Building team from London firm Hamlins in January bringing experience in acquisitions and disposals as well as advising on construction matters including negotiating building contracts, warranties and consultant appointments.

Further recruits included paralegal Janey Rankin in the Commercial Property Team, led by Nick Carter, and Associate Solicitor Emily Hook and paralegal Anisha Grewal in the Residential Property Team, led by Stella Perry, to accommodate growth in both areas. 

The expansion follows on from the arrival of solicitor Matthew Bell, who joined the team last year as new instructions continue to increase.

Boyes Turner’s specialism in development and house building spans more than 30 years of experience in the sector. Clients range from national house builders to independent commercial and residential developers operating across the south of England and beyond, as well as landowners selling land for development.

Work covers all aspects of conditional and unconditional site acquisition and disposal, site assembly, promotion agreements, as well as advising on planning, infrastructure and construction arrangements. The firm’s experienced plot sales team also handles disposals of new residential units.

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