Law firm bolsters its planning team to meet rising demand

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 12 Nov 2014

Richard Ford

The economic recovery has prompted an international law firm to upsize planning teams across its offices by recruiting four senior planners.

Pinsent Masons has made Georgie Messent, who joined from Bond Dickinson, a partner.

She works with the planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team in the firm's City office.

Richard Turnbull became a senior associate in Glasgow and joined from CMS Cameron McKenna. Melanie Grimshaw also became a senior associate and joined from from Shoosmiths. She will work on a national basis.

Claire Gregory joined from Brabners to work as legal director as part of the Manchester office's planning, environment, energy and infrastructure team.

Pinsent Masons' head of planning Richard Ford (pictured) told Planning: “As the recovery takes hold, we have invested strongly in recruitment.” 

Head of property at Pinsent Masons Adrian Barlow added: “The firm’s commitment to such expansion demonstrates its ambition and confidence.”

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