Leading Dorset law firm Steele Raymond LLP has appointed two further expert commercial property solicitors to its Top Tier commercial property team, with the team now comprising one of the largest teams of expert commercial property solicitors on the South Coast.
Associate solicitors Chris Elliott and Luke Mowbray are the latest senior additions to the firm’s Top Tier commercial property team and follow a number of new senior appointments at Steele Raymond’s head office in Bournemouth over the last three years.
Bournemouth-born Chris Elliott, who joins the firm from a large South Coast law firm, has over five years’ experience in both commercial and residential development work as well as dealing with property investment for both developers and landowners.
Speaking about his appointment Chris said: “The firm’s vision, the highly specialised nature of the property work at Steele Raymond and the clear commitment to client service all played a huge role in me joining the firm.”
Associate solicitor Luke Mowbray also joins the commercial property team at Steele Raymond having trained and qualified in 2014 at a large Wiltshire based law firm. Luke advises clients on all aspects of their commercial property requirements including complex disposals, acquisitions, expansions, relocations and lease renewal work. Luke also has a particular specialism in charity property law, having advised a number of regional and national charities on their commercial property requirements.
Commenting on his appointment, Luke said: “The commercial property team at Steele Raymond has an excellent reputation regionally and I’m excited to be joining such a growing and passionate team.”
The appointment of Chris and Luke boosts an already 17-strong commercial property team at Steele Raymond that is one of the largest and most experienced commercial property teams on the South Coast. The team have received the highest possible ‘Top Tier’ ranking in the 2019 edition of independent industry bible ‘The Legal 500’ for the 14th consecutive year.
Chris Twaits, Partner and Head of the Commercial Property team, added: “We are delighted that both Chris and Luke have joined the team – adding additional expertise and resource into our fast-growing team. The team has grown very significantly over the last few years by us being able to attract the region’s best commercial property legal talent to join us.”