Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale has announced the arrival of two new commercial real estate partners. Alison Ramsey (pictured) joins from Hogan Lovells. She was a senior associate there and brings a wealth of investment and development expertise, particularly in the retail and office sectors.

Liam MacDonnell was previously general counsel at Amsprop Estates Limited, Lord Sugar’s privately owned real estate company and was responsible for management of the £1bn-plus Amsprop portfolio.

Mark Bryan, managing partner at Maples said: ‘We are delighted Alison and Liam have joined us, they will form a key part of our expanding real estate team.’