Russell-Cooke has enhanced its commercial property practice with the hire of real estate specialist Peter Nicholson.

Peter joins from Blake Morgan real estate team where he advised companies, institutions and entrepreneurs on the full range of real estate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, asset management, tax planning and security and financing.

Peter has acted on a number of high profile national and international transactions involving a broad variety of clients including developers, investors, banks and retailers.

Peter Dawson, partner and head of the commercial property group, commented “Our commercial property group has expanded significantly in the last few years. Peter’s expertise and experience is a much welcomed addition to the team”.

Among others, supporting the practice are James Harris and Stephen Small recently promoted to senior associate. James in the commercial property group advises landlords, tenants, investors, developers, banks and pension funds on a wide range of property transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, leases, property management and secured lending. Stephen in the property litigation team is listed in the Thomson Reuters 'London Super Lawyers' list 2015 and was also named in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500. Stephen acts for both landlords and tenants, advising on all aspects of commercial, residential and mixed use property related disputes.

Others promoted to senior associate include Andrew Pavlovic, Elliot Elsey, Jenny Bird, Simon Ewing and Tom Bradford.