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Winckworth Sherwood strengthens London Real Estate team

Wed 14 Mar 2012

Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has strengthened its London Real Estate teams with the appointment of partner Richard Perkins, and senior solicitors Gemma Mills and Rafe Courage.

Richard, previously a real estate partner at Reed Smith, joined Winckworth Sherwood’s Commercial Property team on 5 March.  Gemma joined the firm’s Property Litigation team on 20 February from Nabarro LLP, with Rafe joining the Development team on 30 January from Eversheds LLP. 

Richard brings to Winckworth Sherwood a broad range of experience covering real estate investment, landlord and tenant and development work.  He has acted over many years for a broad spectrum of clients including a substantial restaurant operator, fund managers setting up real estate funds and stand-alone property investments for Middle Eastern high net-worth individuals, developers and businesses. 

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Perkins said: “Winckworth Sherwood has a first class reputation in real estate and an enviable client base.  The firm is an excellent fit with my own experience and clients and I look forward to contributing to its ongoing success.”

Gemma brings to the firm wide ranging experience advising on the full range of contentious real estate issues and recently dealt with a number of substantial redevelopment vacant possession strategies.   Rafe is an expert in development, acquisitions and disposals, estate management and landlord and tenant work.  He has also worked for the Homes and Communities Agency and been involved in Olympic Park development work.

Roger Fitton, Managing Partner, Winckworth Sherwood, said: “I am delighted to see our real estate teams being strengthened in this way and give a warm welcome to our new colleagues.  The demand for our property services is growing considerably.  These appointments further strengthen the team and will be a major asset in our delivery to clients.”

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