Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP has appointed Thornton Allen as partner in its commercial property division.
Development expert Allen has a range of experience in development land matters, providing specialist advice to residential, retirement village and solar farm developers. He is experienced in areas such as site acquisition and disposal, site assembly, joint venture agreements, overage and plot sales.
He joins the firm from BPE, where he was head of residential property development.
Managing partner Bridget Redmond commented: '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.'