Weightmans double hire for growing property team

The firm welcomes Anna Albini and Helena Bannister to its Birmingham office

National law firm Weightmans has appointed two new Partners to join its growing property litigation team.

Anna Albini and Helena Bannister are based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Both experienced and highly regarded property litigators, Anna and Helena join from Emms Gilmore Liberson where they worked together for over 6 years to build their property litigation practice. Between them they have over 30 years experience in this area of law.

Anna has represented a broad range of clients including property investors, privately owned property groups, commercial developers, landowners, public authorities and government bodies. Cited in the Legal 500 as being amongst the leading “next generation lawyers” to watch, Anna has been praised for being “really proactive with all the complexities surrounding wholesale exit from large leasehold buildings, whether they be breaks or natural expires”.

Helena, also cited in the Legal 500,  has experience in all property litigation disciplines and has worked for a wide range of clients from national retailers, managing agents, large corporate portfolio clients, landed estates and developers, to small owner managed businesses and individuals. Recent work includes advising owners of a development site on rights of light and related covenants and advising residential managing agents on a range of long residential leasehold litigious matters.

Sian Evans, head of Housing and partner in the Property Litigation team at Weightmans said:

“Handling property disputes is one of Weightmans' key areas of expertise and the property litigation team acts for public and private sector landlords, tenants and real estate developers across an incredibly varied client base.

“Our team continues to grow in line with the increasing demand for our results-driven service. Anna and Helena are both incredibly skilled and knowledgeable lawyers with exceptional track records and we are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”

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