Hamilton joins JMW as partner

Full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of a new partner.

Claire Hamilton joins JMW as a partner in the commercial property team from George Davies, now Mills & Reeve. Hamilton will continue to act for her client MCR Property Group, which invests and develops a diverse range of residential and commercial property throughout the UK. Hamilton also has experience of working on banking panels including Lloyds TSB and Santander.

Hamilton's appointment follows the fast expansion of the property team at JMW.

Former head of property at DTM, Thomas Pearson joined the firm in January 2013 and two weeks ago the firm announced the arrival of property lawyer Stephen Goodman and his firm Goodman Harvey.

Due to the expansion of the department two further solicitors and one associate, all from Manchester-based law firms, will join the team over the next three months.

Jim Banfi, JMW partner and head of commercial property, said: "I have known Claire for many years as we have worked on several deals together.

"I know that her hard work and dedication means that she will be an excellent addition to the team.

"Claire also extensive knowledge of property finance and the JMW team are looking forward to working with her clients.

"This is a very exciting time for the property and the firm of JMW."

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