Boutique property legal practice Landsmiths has strengthened its growing team with the addition of two experienced consultants.
Julie Pope and Carole Fox have joined the Lace Market-based practice as consultants, bringing with them combined experience of more than five decades in the industry.
Pope joins the team having previously worked for Knights (formerly Fraser Brown) and Shakespeare Martineau (formerly Berryman), along with a brief period at Chattertons as a commercial real estate specialist. Legally qualified in 1983, Pope is well known and respected in the East Midlands property industry.
Pope said: “When I first met with the directors, the ethos and approach of the practice immediately appealed to me. Landsmiths is a rapidly growing practice, and that is all down to the people and their approach. In joining the team, I feel that I can use my experience in the industry to help not only benefit our current clients, but also attract new ones.”
Fox has more than a quarter of a century of experience, working exclusively in property since she came to Nottingham in 2000. She joins the Landsmiths team following a seven-year spell at Shakespeare Martineau, and prior to this, a 14-year stint on the property team at Rothera Dowson. She returns to the industry after a short break between roles.
Fox said: “Landsmiths as a practice has an excellent reputation for being collaborative and that approach really resonates with me. Having worked for large firms for much of my career, the opportunity to work collaboratively and share my experience with a smaller team is one that I’m keen to take – it is a natural fit.”
The pair join the firm to support directors Vik Moothia and Rachael Briggs, who led the practice’s restructure to focus on residential and commercial property earlier this year.
Vik Moothia, director at Landsmiths, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Julie and Carole to our team – they bring with them an incredible wealth of contacts and experience which will benefit our growing portfolio of clients in the East Midlands and beyond.
“We are continuing to grow our team to support these aspirations and maintain our strong track record of delivering excellent results for our clients.”
Rachael Briggs, director at Landsmiths, said: “At Landsmiths, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach, and Julie and Carole fit that bill perfectly. Both are incredibly well connected and highly respected in the East Midlands property industry and add another dimension to our team.”