Law firm Brabners has appointed Charles Hansford from Cartmell Shepherd as partner.
A commercial property lawyer with a specialism in agricultural law, Hansford has over 15 years' experience and previously headed up Cartmell Shepherd's Penrith office.
Hansford has built up a wealth of knowledge on a wide range of property matters acting for clients in the retail and leisure industry, farmers and landed estates both large and small.
In his new role at Brabners he will provide strategic commercial and agricultural property advice to a variety of clients with a particular emphasis on landed estates.
Hansford will be based in the Preston office.
Mark Brandwood, managing partner at Brabners, said: "Charles' expertise will enhance the strength and depth of the property advice we offer. His appointment reflects our commitment to continuing to grow our team and expand our offering to clients and he will be a valuable addition to the firm."