Bevan Brittan LLP has strengthened its national property team with the appointment of two new partners – Dalee Kaur and Mark Paget Skelin.

Dalee Kaur, who will be based in London, has significant experience in all areas of planning and infrastructure law, particularly in the retail, housing, office, leisure and mixed-use development and regeneration sectors.

She has acted for clients and other key stakeholders on applications for (and objections to) planning applications; planning appeals (inquiries and written representations procedure); planning and infrastructure agreements; compulsory purchase and urban regeneration schemes; highway and footpaths; planning enforcement; judicial reviews; and High Court/Court of Appeal challenges.

She joins from the law firm BDB Pitmans.

Dalee said: “I am pleased to be joining a strong and ambitious property team at Bevan Brittan. It has a reputation for providing innovative, strategic and practical property law advice - helping clients to develop their business strategy, deal with day-to-day issues that arise when managing property portfolios, and has great strength in depth across many markets.”

Mark Paget Skelin joins as a partner, also based in London. He has 20 years experience of supporting healthcare organisations throughout the country on all aspects of their real estate transactions and strategic legal advice.

He specialises in advising NHS providers on their estates and PPP projects, including full estates reconfigurations; surplus land disposals; site acquisitions; keyworker accommodation; NHS LIFT projects; organisation wide rationalisation programmes; and sustainability and carbon reduction issues. He has extensive experience in structuring innovative estates arrangements within joint venture and other complex undertakings.

He was previously a partner at the law firm Capsticks.

Mark said: “I am delighted to be joining Bevan Brittan which has a strong reputation within the NHS and wider health sector. This is an important time for organisations with critical decisions for investment and infrastructure spending needing to be made. I am committed to being a trusted advisor to clients – knowing their objectives, working with them and being part of their team – with the aim of getting the best possible outcome in a sometimes difficult financial environment.”

Mark Calverley, head of Property at Bevan Brittan, said: “Mark and Dalee have significant knowledge and experience across the UK property market and we are pleased to welcome them both to the Bevan Brittan Property team. They are joining an expert legal team of property specialists who have an in-depth knowledge of the markets we focus upon across the country. We advise clients on some of the most innovative and largest property development schemes in the UK, working in partnership with our clients providing innovative, strategic and practical property law advice.”

Duncan Weir, Managing Partner at Bevan Brittan, said: “I would like to offer both Dalee and Mark a warm welcome to Bevan Brittan. They are joining at an exciting time, as we continue to invest in our people and expand the business across a broad range of organisations and market sectors - from owner-managed businesses to multi-national corporations, and from housing associations to local authorities and the NHS.”

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