Specialist real estate firm Maples Teesdale has appointed two new partners.

Abigail Roebuck joins from Lawrence Graham and will contribute to the growth of the firm’s property finance practice. Abigail’s practice is focused on property finance, acting for both borrowers and lenders in relation to domestic and European property assets.

In addition she has project, acquisition and structured finance experience. Abigail has also worked on secondment at a number of organisations, including JPMorgan, HSBC Bank and Nationwide Building Society.

The firm has also promoted Michael Kilner to partner. Michael becomes the new head of the firm’s litigation team.

Mark Bryan, managing partner at Maples Teesdale, said: ‘We are delighted that Abigail has joined us. She brings a wealth of property finance experience and is an important part of our strategy to be the leading specialist real estate firm in England.

‘We are also very pleased to welcome Michael into the partnership who has been a key member of our litigation team for seven years.’