Moore Blatch has promoted property lawyer George Gilpin to partner at its Richmond office.

George has 15 years’ experience in the property sector and has been with Moore Blatch for over two years. He specialises in residential and commercial conveyancing and general property issues both in Richmond and nationally.

George is also a consulting arborist – he is believed to be the only solicitor in the country with formal qualifications in that specialism.

David Thompson, managing partner at Moore Blatch said: ‘George is a key member of the Richmond property department and is crucial to its future growth and development. 

‘His new position as a partner reflects his knowledge, experience and legal insight both locally and nationally of a wide range of property related legal issues. George’s arboricultural expertise has also proven invaluable to clients purchasing properties with protected trees nearby, as well as to clients making planning applications requiring specialist arboricultural reports.’

George Gilpin said: ‘I am extremely pleased with the promotion to partnership. Moore Blatch is a leading law firm with ambitious plans for further growth in Richmond and across the south-east and I am delighted to be part of the team.’