Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Sarah Fitzpatrick has joined the firm's London office as head of planning and a partner* in its real estate team.

Sarah, who joins the firm from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) where she was a partner, handles all aspects of planning law and practice. She has significant experience in London regeneration and redevelopment, compulsory purchase, high rise development, infrastructure, energy infrastructure, road and rail, and large scale multi-use schemes. Sarah is a barrister and a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.

Wasim Khan, partner and head of the London real estate practice, commented:

"The UK and global real estate markets are increasing in complexity. Clients require teams that can offer strategic advice across the board and have in-depth knowledge of major infrastructure, transport and regeneration projects. Sarah will be a great asset to our UK real estate team and will extend the breadth of our offering to clients."

Sarah Fitzpatrick commented:

"Norton Rose Fulbright has an outstanding reputation for advising on complex real estate mandates around the world and in the UK. The UK real estate market is highly dynamic with a diverse range of participants and investors who require comprehensive legal advice, including in relation to planning. I look forward to growing the team."

Norton Rose Fulbright's real estate lawyers act for clients across the full range of real estate matters including urban regeneration projects, direct and indirect investment transactions, real estate financing, equity investment structuring, portfolio deals, corporate occupier matters, dispute resolution and development projects. For the second time in three years, the firm's UK real estate team has been recognised as real estate firm of the year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020.