Bevan Brittan LLP has hired four new partners to further strengthen its national teams supporting corporate & finance and property legal practices.


Corporate & Finance

Marti Burgess, who will be based in Bristol, advises on a broad range of corporate matters, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, re-organisations, corporate governance, commercial contracts and general aspects of company and commercial law. She has specialist knowledge of the SME, owner-managed business and food/drink/hospitality sectors.

She joins from Gregg Latchams, where she was head of Corporate SME.

Christian Hunt joins as a partner based in Leeds. He advises medium and large businesses on mergers and acquisitions, re-financing, joint ventures, corporate governance, re-organisations – as well as providing general business advice. He has also has extensive experience of supporting entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and private companies.

He was previously a partner at Langleys LLP, based in York.



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 writtenrepresentations 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.

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.


Duncan Weir, Managing Partner at Bevan Brittan, said:

“I would like to offer all four of our new partners 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.

“Over the last couple of years we have been strategical hiring senior legal professionals across our 4 offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London, reflecting client growth within our core markets. We have also been recruiting in specialist areas such as Information law and regulatory compliance to ensure we deliver excellent service for our clients.

“We are continuing the strong progress we have made over the last six years - organically growing our revenue by 40% and further improving net profit by 62%.

“The firm has a clear strategy for a balanced client portfolio that focuses on local and central government, the NHS, independent and social care and the wider housing sector – we have also successfully expanded into new markets including energy, waste management, manufacturing, property development, insurance and financial services. As a result we now advise more than 800 businesses across the country.”

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