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Partner and consultant join Burness property team
Law firm Burness Paull has added to its property team with two senior appointments.
Nicky Clemence becomes a partner in the Edinburgh office. Dual qualified in Scotland and in England & Wales, she joins from Brodies where she acted for developers and landowners with assets south of the border. Her previous experience also includes working with Herbert Smith in London. Her specialism lies predominantly in the retail, office and student sectors.
John Sinclair joins as consultant and will specialise in the firm’s growing central belt housebuilder portfolio. With more than 20 years’ experience in commercial property, he was previously a partner at Maclay Murray & Spens where he established and managed its housebuilder unit.
Tamar Tammes, partner and head of property at Burness Paull, commented: “Our property practice has achieved significant growth over the last three years. We have a team of highly skilled and specialist lawyers who, among a number of highlights, are advising on projects planned to deliver more than 20,000 new homes for our housebuilder clients. Having completed the first commercial scale private rented sector deal in Scotland, the firm continues to be active in this exciting and growing area of the market."
Burness Paull’s property practice now includes more than 100 lawyers and support staff, making it the firm’s largest practice area spanning all three locations in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.