Bevan Brittan expands Birmingham practice

Law firm Bevan Brittan has hired a regeneration expert and promoted a senior associate as the firm seeks to extend its reach in Midlands.

Rebecca Pendlebury left Pinsent Masons to join the firm, where she will advise on public sector-led large-scale development schemes, while property law specialist Mark Robertson has been promoted to partner. 

Duncan Weir, managing partner at Bevan Brittan, said: “I would like to welcome Rebecca to the firm and congratulate Mark on his promotion to partner. We are building an impressive capability in our property, infrastructure and housing teams – not only from our Birmingham office – but across the country.”

Having led teams on a number of projects in the Midlands, Pendlebury commended the pipeline of schemes in the region: “There are many new and exciting schemes being planned within the region, particularly within the public sector where local authorities are taking the lead in bringing public-private partnerships together.

“With high levels of investment across a wide range of sectors, it’s clear that the economy in Birmingham and the wider region is set for further expansion, bringing significant benefits for jobs, housing, transport and overall well-being.”

Bevan Brittan is providing advice on a Merseyside regeneration joint venture opportunity, with an estimated value of £1bn.