Globetrotting Anna Flying High with Battens
Experienced traveller Anna Austin has journeyed to Battens Solicitors for the next phase of her legal career.
She brings a decade of experience to strengthen the Yeovil-based law firm's commercial property department as the company continues to expand.
Fully-qualified solicitor Anna decided on Battens as her destination to expand her horizons.
She said: "There is a great deal of expertise within the growing commercial property team at Battens as well as a high quality of work.
"I chose Battens for its excellent reputation and because it offers good opportunities for getting my teeth into some significant projects."
Anna, who will hold the title of Consultant, added: "The commercial property sector has really improved generally with many more leases in retail and people buying small businesses.
"It is an encouraging sign and an exciting time to be joining Battens."
Anna will apply her expertise to advise and support developers, housebuilders, investors and businesses in such areas as commercial leases, conditional contracts, option and promotion agreements, site acquisitions and re-financing.
She is a keen traveller and spent the New Year in Hong Kong. Stamps in her passport include Singapore, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, Mauritius and the Americas, with a short break in Ireland next on the itinerary.
Ray Edwards, who is a Battens director, said: "We are seeing demand increase for our services as confidence returns to the market.
"Recruiting a solicitor of Anna's calibre will enable us to continue to provide the highest standards of professional service to each client."
Anna arrives at Battens hot on the heels of Rosalind Blaza and Georgina Bacon who have joined the family team.
For more information, contact Battens on 01935 846000 and 01935 814811 or visit www.battens.co.uk.