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Mishcon de Reya announces Partner promotions

Mishcon de Reya has today announced its annual promotions with the election of four new Partners: Helen Croft, from the Firm’s Employment department; litigator Claire Broadbelt; and Real Estate solicitors Simon Hart and Nick Strutt.

Helen Croft advises employers and employees on competition issues, unfair and wrongful dismissal and discrimination law matters. She also advises senior executives and high net worth individuals on their terms of employment and termination arrangements. As a member of the Firm’s Fashion and Retail Groups, a lot of Helen's work has been for businesses in these sectors, as well as financial services organisations, property and PR companies, bankers and high net worth individuals. Helen is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Claire Broadbelt is experienced in pursuing or defending complex commercial and corporate fraud, specifically serious allegations of fraud or misconduct. Her work often includes asset tracing and recovery, and issuing or defending freezing and search orders and other associated injunctions. Claire is a former chairperson of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA), a member of the London Criminal Court Solicitors’ Association and Fraud Women's Network (FWN) and a co-founder of Mishcon’s own Criminal Law Panel.

Simon Hart is a commercial property specialist with particular expertise in investment work. He also has experience in landlord and tenant and development matters. Clients that have drawn on this expertise include Helical Bar Plc, UBS Global Asset Management (UK) Limited and residential developer London & Newcastle. Simon is a member of Mishcon de Reya’s Retail and Leisure group.

Nick Strutt is a real estate finance specialist with over eight years' experience in advising financial institutions, funds, developers and investors on all aspects of real estate finance transactions. He has extensive expertise in bilateral, syndicated, club, structured, mezzanine and staple financings.In the last two years, Nick has primarily advised on restructurings, refinancings, enforcements, intercreditor issues and general work-outs for clients in the banking sector.

All promotions came into effect on 10 April 2012.

Mishcon de Reya's Managing Partner, Kevin Gold commented: As we continue to grow and develop our business, it is with great pleasure that we take the opportunity to promotion these individuals this year. All are thoroughly deserved and highlight the valuable and ongoing contribution each of these individuals make to the Firm.