People: The latest West Midlands hires

Harris Lamb has appointed a new associate to its specialist investment team.

Will Sherlock joins the business from CBRE, where he spent seven years, most latterly within the Midlands capital markets team.
He has an extensive track record of undertaking and assisting with transactions across the Midlands which includes the £195m sale of the Mailbox in Birmingham and several industrial acquisitions and disposals.

Charles D’Auncey, director, said: “Like almost every other sector, 2020 has been the most challenging faced by the commercial property industry to date, but certain sectors have performed well, and we recognised an opportunity for investors in the commercial, industrial and warehouse market.

“The investment field is particularly strong, and we wanted to enhance our team to ensure that we were well-equipped to respond to the demand for selling and acquiring high-performing assets going forward.  We knew Will by reputation, and we are delighted that he has joined the business.”

Sherlock said: “Harris Lamb is a highly regarded firm and I was delighted to accept an Associate role working within the Investment team.

“Having spent seven years at CBRE, I have gained extensive experience working on and undertaking a variety of transactions and am looking forward to bringing my skillset to a dynamic and fast-growing organisation.”


Three solicitors are celebrating after completing their training contracts with a Worcestershire law firm.

Kidderminster-based lawyers Katie Hodson, Abbey Jones and Victoria Wall have completed their respective training contracts and are now set to take on more clients and cases at law firm mfg Solicitors.

Hodson has joined the firm’s commercial property division and will work closely with partners Clare Regan and Peter Copsey on a host of commercial leasing, property and acquisition deals. She will also play a key role as part of the firm’s corporate and social responsibility committee which ensures funds are given to good causes across Worcestershire.

Jones will concentrate on building her experience within mfg’s growing corporate team working alongside partners Clare Lang, James Hayes and Stephen Wyer. She will advise on areas including corporate and commercial transactions, shareholder agreements and joint venture deals.

As part of the firm’s contentious probate team, Wall will now work alongside partners Suzanne Lee  and Robert Weston, on a range of complex wills, probate and inheritance cases.

Maynard Burton, chairman of mfg Solicitors said: “Victoria, Katie and Abbey are quite rightly regarded as stars of the future and they have excelled during their respective training contracts.

“All three have exceptional qualities and are already popular with our clients for their manner and professionalism. They each fully deserve their success and I look forward to seeing them contributing more and more in the months and years ahead.”

All three lawyers will be based at mfg’s Kidderminster headquarters but also work alongside colleagues in the firm’s offices in Shropshire, Worcester, Bromsgrove and in Birmingham.