Rachael Hobbis, who worked with national law firm Shakespeare Martineau for ten years, has been appointed by Brierley Hill-based solicitor Higgs & Sons as its specialist construction Partner. This move is part of the firm’s plan to unite its commercial and residential property teams under a single umbrella, creating one of the largest specialist teams in the region.
“I am looking forward to being part of the Higgs team as it continues to grow,” said about her appointment Ms Hobbis. “I will be able to support my colleagues throughout the firm and the needs of clients across all sectors in the region and beyond, utilising my extensive commercial experience of working in the construction industry and expertise to achieve clients’ goals.”
Rachael has earned her experience by working in a wide range of construction projects, including residential and commercial development, healthcare, education, leisure, retail and infrastructure projects. She is capable of assisting the client team at various stages of a project, from advising to the procurement of a project, including the form of build contract, consultants’ appointments and collateral warranties, as well as working alongside the professional team during the delivery of the project or providing support and advice when issues arise on site.
“Rachael has significant experience in working with a wide spectrum of property professionals across a range of sectors,” said Cherry Elliott, Head of Property Services at Higgs & Sons. “The newly unified practice group at Higgs offers expertise in all aspects of commercial and residential property. Rachael’s appointment has bolstered particularly the residential and commercial development that we can now provide.”
“Our development team can assist clients on all aspects of their deal throughout the lifecycle of the project. Providing advice across sectors including manufacturing, construction, retail, leisure and healthcare, Rachael will be a significant addition to our team,” he concluded.