Leading Real Estate Lawyer Joins Geldards

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Hélène Maillet-Vioud, a well-known and highly respected commercial property lawyer, has joined the law firm’s Nottingham real estate team as a Partner.

Hélène has worked in the legal industry for over 15 years and has advised a wide range of local, regional, national and international clients on all aspects of real estate law.

Hélène has particular experience in the public sector, having advised a number of clients including, Countryside Council for Wales, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Leicestershire County Council and Melton Borough Council. She has also worked with Derby Hospitals Foundation Trust in connection with its development of the Manor Kingsway Hospital site in Derby, and also assisted with its preparations for the sale of the site of the former Derby Royal Infirmary.

Hélène also has expertise in the retail sector, having previously advised a national leisure retailer in relation to its property portfolio.

Hélène trained as a solicitor in Grimsby before moving to Nottingham in 2005. She has worked for two other Midlands law firms before joining Geldards.

On her arrival at Geldards, Hélène said:

“I am very excited to have joined Geldards. I knew that the firm had a good client base and friendly people that I would enjoy working with. The firm has such a great reputation and I think its commitment and involvement with the local community, businesses and projects really makes it stand out from other firms.

“I am looking forward to working with David Watson to help shape and grow the real estate team even more in the years to come.”

David Watson, Partner and head of the Nottingham real estate team, said:

“Hélène is a very strong addition to the team and I am delighted to welcome her to Geldards. She is a very talented, knowledgeable lawyer who understands the law and the marketplace thoroughly. Hélène’s knowledge and skills do not just cover legal matters; she also has experience in managing and motivating work teams and thoroughly understands how to work well with clients to secure their commercial objectives. These attributes will help to further grow our team and allow us to continue to provide the very best legal advice for our clients.”

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