Law firm Howard Kennedy has strengthened its Real Estate team with the appointment of partner Martha Grekos.
Martha joined the firm as a Partner and Head of Planning on 5 September from Irwin Mitchell, where she led its planning and infrastructure team. She was previously at Eversheds, Herbert Smith and Berwin Leighton Paisner.
Consistently ranked as one of the leading planning lawyers in the UK by Planning magazine, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, Martha brings to Howard Kennedy expertise in all aspects of planning and environmental law, transport, energy and infrastructure work. She has a particular focus on the promotion and implementation of large complex regeneration schemes and major infrastructure projects.
Her work includes redevelopment projects that are often politically sensitive, involving large environmental impact assessments, compulsory purchase orders, highway orders, planning agreements and appeal court proceedings.
On joining Howard Kennedy, Martha said:
“Howard Kennedy is an entrepreneurial law firm that collaborates with its clients to deliver a commercial outcome. Its 84-strong Real Estate department is behind some of the most exciting commercial, retail, leisure, residential and mixed use regeneration schemes in London and the South East, and I am thrilled to be leading its expanding planning team.”
Julian Hindmarsh, Partner and Chairman of the Real Estate department at Howard Kennedy adds:
“We are delighted with Martha’s decision to lead our Planning team. She has a first rate track record, acting on major development and infrastructure schemes across the country. She will be a terrific asset to the firm and our clients.”