Leading law firm Geldards has added new talent to strengthen its commercial property team after advising on a series of landmark deals in Nottingham.
The firm has promoted Stuart Walters to partner and has made four new appointments – two senior roles and two paralegals.
Mr Walters specialises in landlord and tenant law and represents local, regional and national clients.
These include high-profile retailers such as Boots UK, Eurocell group of companies and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill/Peacocks group of companies.
The other appointments to the team are solicitor Kelly Lawton, legal executive Kelly Hammond, and paralegals Eleanor Taylor and Lily Chen.
David Watson, Partner and Head of Commercial Property at Geldards’ Nottingham office said: “Stuart is a real asset to the commercial property team and I am pleased that his diligence and drive have been rewarded with this promotion.
“Stuart’s appointment is the culmination of a substantial restructuring of our team. Our latest recruitments reflect the greater volume of complex transactions we are undertaking as well as our commitment to developing young talent.
“We are now better prepared than ever to deliver high-quality legal services to our clients.”
Geldards’ commercial property team has enjoyed notable success in recent years, having advised on several high-profile deals in Nottingham.
It acted for Boots, the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer, on the sale of part of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone. It also advised on the acquisition of the life sciences incubator BioCity Group and the completion of the migration of Nottingham College from its Maid Marian Way campus to the new Skills Hub.
Mr Watson said: “To have worked on three of the biggest deals in Nottingham in recent years is a huge honour for Geldards and a testament to the hard work and expertise of our real estate, corporate finance, commercial and construction teams.
“The firm fully deserves its reputation as a trusted partner for some of the most significant organisations in and around Nottingham.”
Geldards’ commercial property team predicts another busy year ahead, with property investors from individuals to retail chains reviewing and restructuring their portfolios to reflect growth areas of the market.