Midlands law firm Roythornes has recruited Bhavesh Amlani to lead its national property team.
A former sector head at national firm Shoosmiths, Amlani joins Roythornes alongside senior associates Benjamin Smith and Emily Danson, and senior paralegal Sarah Ward.
He will also sit on the Roythornes board.
Amlani said: 'Roythornes has a fantastic reputation in the real estate sector with reputable clients and I am looking forward to adding value across the whole business.
'Roythornes is a well-known and rapidly growing company with excellent strength and breadth of property expertise. It has a solid East Midlands base and a growing presence in Cambridgeshire.'
Managing director of Roythornes Vember Mortlock (pictured with Amlani above) said: 'We have known Bhavesh and his team for many years and their appointment is a perfect fit for Roythornes, which now has a presence in Birmingham.'
'Property is our key focus with a substantial team of 13 partners and over 60 fee earners. Roythornes has bold plans for the future and we see Bhavesh and his team being a major part of our success.'