David Bird and Jessica Booz have been promoted to partner in the national real estate team at Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV).

David joined the firm in 2001 and leads the planning and infrastructure team. He has worked in the commercial property sector since 2003 and acts for universities, developers, local authorities, and infrastructure operators across the country.

He has been described as ‘a bright, diligent lawyer who deals with clients and opponents with a laid-back, easy-going and twinkling charm’.

Jessica joined VWV in 2010 and regularly acts for both buyers and sellers and landlords and tenants dealing with complex land arrangements. She advises the firm’s central government clients on their property portfolios, regularly advises on banking and corporate transactions and also has a particular interest in advising SMEs and family-owned businesses, having grown up surrounded by and running a family business.

VWV managing partner Simon Heald said: ‘David and Jessica are both deserving of their promotions and are key to the 122-strong national real estate practice we have across our offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham.’

The promotions brings VWV partner numbers to 69.