Commercial property company London & Cambridge Properties has appointed a second amateur racing driver as legal counsel.

Neil Harrison, from Worcester, joins fellow amateur racing driver Richard Honick in LCP’s legal department, and will be based at the company’s head office on the Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford.

He will work closely with the main legal team at the company’s Millbank Tower offices in London, and will support LCP’s asset managers, providing legal and strategic advice on their property schemes, and liaise with external lawyers.

Neil moves to LCP from the Oxford office of Knight’s Professional Services Limited, where he worked in the real estate asset management team.

He has 10 years’ experience as a solicitor, having worked as legal counsel for Birmingham-based Farmfoods Limited and as trainee solicitor and associate solicitor at MFG Solicitors in Worcester.

In his spare time, Neil races old Formula Three cars and is hoping take part in historic racing next season when a family member completes the rebuilding of an historic Formula One car.

Neil said he was keen to join LCP because it offered a rare opportunity to combine in-house legal work while dealing with a diverse property portfolio.

‘It offers the best of both worlds, so I’m delighted to join the company and use my in-house and professional services experience to support the asset managers,’ he said. ‘With LCP undergoing an ambitious expansion and acquisition programme, it is an exciting time to join the company.’

Nick Burgess, managing director of LCP, said: ‘We expanded our in-house legal services department into our West Midlands office last year, and we’re very pleased to welcome Neil and believe his legal and real estate expertise will be an asset for the company.’