Four senior promotions in Nelsons real estate team

Three team members have been promoted to Associates and one to Partner in the expanding real estate team at Bondholder law firm Nelsons Solicitors.

Chris Huntingford is taking on the role of Partner while colleagues Rachel Bushell, Trevor Scott and Mary Gharmount have been promoted to associates. Chris specialises in providing advice on properties over £500,000 and technical conveyancing matters. He commented: "I'm very grateful for the confidence the firm has shown in me since I joined. The property market in Derby continues to expand and we have positioned our conveyancing department to take full advantage of the improving market conditions."

Rachel joined the firm in 2013 and is keen to grow the residential conveyancing offering following her promotion. She said: "The team is very busy at the moment, which is indicative of how the property market in Derby is flourishing. Our goal is to maintain our exceptional services which we offer to clients and to capitalise on new business leads as the market continues to thrive."

Trevor has over 13 years' experience working in the property sector across the East Midlands and joined Nelsons in 2013. Commenting on his promotion he said: "My aim for the next year is to focus on developing more strong local business relationships and to establish Nelsons' residential property department as the number one choice for clients in the East Midlands."

Mary also joined the team in 2013 and specialises in real estate with a particular focus on commercial property and residential development. She said: "Stand out projects in my career to date at Nelsons have included working alongside a developer on a 7-year project to build over 250 houses in the Derby area. Over the next few years I would like to attract new developer clients so that we can further develop the plot sales within the team in the Derby office and provide an exceptional service for developers."