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Law firm expands with new recruits

Leading law firm Roythornes has continued its expansion with the recruitment of an additional three members to its talented team.

Charlotte Lockwood joins as an associate in the Planning and Development team from the Birmingham office of a Global law firm.  She has experience of advising clients including national housebuilders, local authorities and landowners on a broad spectrum of planning, development and highways matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Solicitor Gemma Hopper has joined the firms’ specialist Court of Protection team which deals with complex court applications involving persons who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. These applications can involve financial and welfare matters and authorities to act such as deputyship appointments.  Gemma previously worked for the Office of the Public Guardian – the Government department with authority to supervise and investigate those acting in breach of their authority. 

Fiona Thompson-Butler also joins the expanding Planning and Development team, as a paralegal and will be working with landowners and developers on the maximisation of their property assets.

Speaking about the new recruits, Roythornes Managing Director Vember Mortlock said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Charlotte, Gemma and Fiona to Roythornes.  This is a time of real growth for us in the region and they will help us to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

Roythornes is a top 150 law firm with particular expertise in the land, agriculture, food and property sectors.  This year they were listed as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange, and have recently opened an additional office to service their clients in the East Anglian region.