Commercial Law Firm to Aid Real Estate Sector

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Byline: TOM SCOTNEY

A Midlands solicitor has launched a niche commercial law practice with the aim of providing specialised legal services to the recovering real estate sector. Zoe Street, who qualified as a solicitor in 2002, set up Street & Company Solicitors in Bridgnorth.

She is primarily a commercial property law specialist with extensive experience gained from working for private and public sector clients.

Before setting up Street & Company Solicitors, Ms Street was a solicitor with law firms Hammonds and Bevan Brittan.

In her career to date, she has acted for a number of pension funds in the management of their property portfolios and has been instructed to represent themon various ventures including the multi-million pound sales of retail and officedevelopmentsaswell as representing them in the negotiation of commercial leases. She has also acted forBootsandthe NHSinthemanagement of their property portfoliosandwaspart "Law firms today need to maximise their hourly rates of the legal team representing a consortium of three housebuilders involved in Telford's Lawley Village regeneration project.

In addition, Street & Company Solicitors will advise on the acquisition and development of property, building agreements, website terms and conditions and software licensing.

Using internet technology, Street & Company Solicitors' office can be taken to clients' premises, to help cut down on costs.

She said: "Law firms today need to maximise their hourly rates in order to cover the cost of overheads which are passed on to the client. …