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  • Published:
    09 December
  • Area of Law:
    Firm news, Property Investment

Shakespeare Martineau continues Leicester expansion with new partner hire

Shakespeare Martineau, has strengthened its real estate offering in Leicester with the appointment of a specialist commercial property partner.
Mark Oldershaw makes the move following stints with national firms Freeths and Gately Plc and having spent nearly nine years at Howes Percival, where he headed up its retail law practice. He joins Shakespeare Martineau’s 96-strong office located at Colton Square and will be responsible for continuing the growth of the existing team, while expanding the firm’s property and logistics practices further.

Mark has more than 28 years of experience advising national and international retail, trade, office, industrial and logistics occupiers with large space requirements, and the management and expansion of large property portfolios for those clients. He acts for a number of national retail and logistics companies including Brantano, Jones Bootmaker and XPO Logistics.
John Edmond, national head of real estate at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “Mark is a well-respected lawyer in his practice area and with his experience and track record, we are confident that he will be a valuable addition to our real estate team in the region.

“This appointment will bring a wealth of additional expertise to our clients, new and existing, and reflects our ongoing objective of offering market-leading real estate advice in the East Midlands.”

Mark Oldershaw, newly-appointed partner at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “It’s not every day that an opportunity like this comes up, and joining a firm with such significant growth plans in the pipeline is an exciting prospect.

“The real estate landscape has undergone a lot of change recently, so there’s a growing need for property law services not only in the East Midlands but country-wide.  I look forward to working with the team to support the existing client base through these changes and growing the real estate practice further.”

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau