Willans LLP has expanded its commercial property division with the appointment of a new partner, development expert Thornton Allen.
Thornton joins Willans from BPE, where he was head of residential property development. Prior to that he managed a team of around 40 plot sales specialists as head of development at Davies & Partners.
Managing partner, Bridget Redmond, said: “Thornton is a highly-regarded practitioner in his field. He has an exceptional depth of knowledge of the residential development industry; we are delighted to have him on board, and know that clients will appreciate and value his first-class, commercially-focused advice.”
Thornton added “Willans has an outstanding reputation for property law, and I am delighted to join as a partner. I look forward to meeting a wide range of new clients and providing them with commercially-focused solutions and practical advice.”
Thornton will be presenting a seminar to law students at the University of Gloucestershire in November, as part of Willans’ ongoing partnership with the university’s law school. The collaboration so far has involved mentoring, coaching and delivering lectures.