Experienced commercial property lawyer Amanda French has joined national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP as a partner in its Bristol office.
Amanda specialises in portfolio management and store development programmes for multi-national retail businesses. Prior to joining Clarke Willmott, she was a Senior Associate at Top 20 UK firm Womble Bond Dickinson and an Associate Director at Davitt Jones Bould, one of the largest specialist real estate firms in the UK.
Amanda has also served as Head of Property Legal for two multinational retailers (River Island and Farrow & Ball) where she provided commercial strategic advice on global property portfolio issues and transactions, whilst reducing risk, providing business cost savings and managing internal and external legal teams.
She said: “Throughout my career I have focused on retailers and corporate occupiers. The opportunity to work with exciting high street brands and join one of the best national full service real estate practices was too good to pass up.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise my experiences during a novel career path and collaborate with the outstanding Real Estate and Retail teams at Clarke Willmott. All whilst working with an enviable list of retail clients.”
Peter Swinburn, Managing Director of the Commercial Property Division at Clarke Willmott, said: “Amanda is acclaimed for her ability and expertise as well as having a wealth of experience in house at multinational retailers and we have been looking to add someone with her skills to our team. We are delighted she has agreed to join us and she will be greatly beneficial to our busy team as well as our retail clients.”
Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.