Two new faces have joined Harris + Harris Solicitors to build its specialist legal teams.
The firm now employs more than 50 people in its two offices in Frome and Wells after welcoming Christiana Olomolaiye and Victoria Panchal, who work from the Stony Street office.
Christiana, who has been practising as a solicitor since 1992, brings a wealth of experience to the firm’s Commercial Property department in the public, private and charity sectors. Her expertise is mainly in the sales, leases and disposals of commercial and charity properties, agricultural land, and in development and planning agreements, construction contracts, and urban regeneration schemes.
Christiana said: “Frome’s creativity and enterprise boosts its commercial property market. It is great that Harris and Harris is well positioned to offer its services in such a dynamic environment.”
Victoria, who grew up in Bristol, joins the firm’s Residential Property department after spending several years in London. Victoria deals with freehold and leasehold sales and purchases as well as re-mortgages and transfers of equity.
The two new appointments build on previous recruitment to the Wills and Probate department led by Caroline Fletcher in Frome, who has developed the Private Client Department since joining the firm in August 2013.
Partner Neil Howlett welcomed the new recruits to the Frome team: “We, and our clients, are fortunate that we have been able to recruit so many experienced and talented Solicitors to work in Frome. They will continue Harris & Harris’s ethos of being professionals with a human face.”
Pictured (l to r) is Christiana Olomolaiye, Victoria Panchal, Neil Howlett (Partner), Caroline Fletcher, Alison Macaulay (Partner).