Ashurst strengthens real estate offering with senior planning partner hire

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Claire Dutch as a partner in the real estate practice in London and co-head of the planning team.

Claire joins from Hogan Lovells, where she has been a partner since 2007 and most recently headed up the firm’s planning team. She focuses on all aspects of planning law, highways law, heritage law and CPO. She has extensive experience of managing major regeneration projects, with a particular specialism in energy and waste projects. Claire is vice-chair of the British Property Federation Planning Committee and also a member of the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee.

Sarah Sivyour, global co-head of projects & real estate at Ashurst, said:

“Real estate is a key area of focus and strength for Ashurst both regionally and globally, and Claire’s appointment further demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in our global practice and build on our existing market-leading offering. Claire is an impressive practitioner, with a first class reputation, whose long history of acting on many of the most significant development and infrastructure projects in the market perfectly complements the firm’s strong global real estate practice.” 

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