Hewitsons expands residential property team as region prepares for growth

_Alice Gathern

Leading law firm Hewitsons has expanded its residential property team with the recruitment of solicitor Alice Gathern, at a time when the firm gears up to meet the needs of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and the one million new homes it will bring to the region.

Alice joins the firm's growing Cambridge team, bringing with her solid experience in a wide range of residential property matters, including property sales, purchases, leaseholds, transfers, new-builds and overage agreements.

The government plans to build one million new homes in the region by 2050 in the Oxford Cambridge Arc, an area of huge economic potential of which the city is at the heart.

Alice has joined the Hewitsons residential team during a period of strong growth for the department as it seeks to expand its team to meet client demand for their specialist service.

A graduate of BPP Law School in Cambridge, and Twickenham University, Alice previously worked for a regional law firm in Haverhill, where she managed the office and was the main point of contact for newly qualified team members.

Commenting on her new appointment, Alice said: “It is exciting to be joining the team at such an interesting time and I look forward to playing my role in the growth of the region.

“From the outset, the residential property team at Hewitsons has been extremely friendly and my colleagues have made me feel welcome instantly.”

Residential property head Clare Martin said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Alice to Hewitsons’ residential property team as we continue to expand the team.  Alice joins us from a highly respected legal firm and she is bringing her wealth of experience and excellent reputation which will both enhance and be a valuable asset to the team and to Hewitsons.”

Having grown up in Kent, Alice now lives in Saffron Walden, Essex, where she enjoys her passion of crime novels and taking time out to go sea kayaking.


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