Renowned Property Lawyer Kate Topp Joins Ashfords

As part of its continuing growth and prominence in the south west property market, Ashfords appoints Bristol Real Estate specialist, Kate Topp into its Property Team. Kate, a leading residential development lawyer and former real estate Partner at Bristol law firm Osborne Clarke, will strengthen the firm’s Real Estate Team bolstering its residential development offering.

Kate is highly regarded within the development sector and brings to Ashfords a wealth of experience from acting for a number of major housebuilder clients, advising on the development of strategic land both regionally and nationally.

Kate Topp commented: "I’m very pleased to be joining the Bristol office of Ashfords to help build upon and expand what is already a successful and well regarded residential development practice in the south and south west. I’m looking forward to working with new real estate, planning, construction, tax, corporate and banking colleagues at Ashfords who are already operating in this sector”.

Ashfords' ambitious Real Estate Team is recognised for their work in real estate development and prides itself on being one of the largest development practices in the South West. With a strong reputation for advising residential developers and housebuilders, and an ongoing and successful relationship with key residential developers with a particular focus on strategic development land, the team's focus will be growth from Bristol and surrounds, and bridging the gap in this highly competitive area of the market.

Tim Heal, Partner and Head of Ashfords' Real Estate Team, said: "We are delighted to welcome Kate to the Real Estate Team. The significance of gaining Kate reinforces Ashfords' commitment to the firm’s expansion plans into the Bristol market. Kate will significantly strengthen the firm's Real Estate offering to clients through her substantial reputation in the sector."

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