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DAC Beachcroft appoints new Planning partner

Published 3 October 2022

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the appointment of Planning partner Martha Grekos to its Real Estate team in London.  Martha has been acting as an independent planning consultant and barrister since 2019 and immediately prior to that she was partner and Head of Planning at Howard Kennedy. 

Martha has more than two decades of experience delivering complex, large and politically sensitive infrastructure, development and regeneration schemes.  She also has expertise in strategic planning, land assembly, infrastructure planning, town and country planning, policy, and regulation.

Robert Lee, partner and Head of Real Estate at DAC Beachcroft, said, “Martha is one of the UK’s foremost planning lawyers with a proven track record.  She has advised on high profile projects in London and nationally, including High Speed 2, Crossrail, the Walkie Talkie, and the regeneration of Elephant & Castle.  Her strong commercial real estate focus will complement our well-established residential practice and enable us to broaden the planning advice we provide our clients and further raise the profile of our commercial real estate practice.  We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”     

Martha added, “Joining DACB is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  The firm has an excellent reputation in the real estate sector and the calibre of the team is unparalleled.  I’m very much looking forward to working with this ambitious team and to help grow the firm’s commercial property offering further.” 

With over 150 lawyers nationally, DAC Beachcroft’s Real Estate team is one of the largest in the UK.  Its Commercial Real Estate specialists work with developers, investors, and local authorities across countless sectors on development, investment, financing and asset management.  The firm’s highly regarded Residential team works with all of the country’s leading housebuilders and specialist developers in PRS, later-life living and student accommodation.