National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has strengthened its social housing team with the appointment of Fraser MacRae as a partner.

Fraser, joins from international law firm Eversheds, where he acted as principal associate within the corporate practice. He specialises in banking and has strong experience in representing leading national lenders and registered social landlords on loans and refinancing matters.

Fraser was highly commended in both the Legal 500 and the 2015 edition of Chambers UK; two of the law industry’s most highly regarded publishers of legal rankings. He was listed in the Leading Individuals table in the Legal 500 and also secured a Band 2 rating in Chambers UK.

He will be based in the Bristol office.

Anne Hayward, head of social housing at Clarke Willmott said: ‘Fraser will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our growing social housing services offering. He will be a real asset to an already impressive team.’

Clarke Willmott has six offices nationally and more than 70 partners. It employs over 450 staff across its offices in Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.