Spicerhaart appoints corporate development director

Corporate finance lawyer Lucian Pollington has been appointed to the newly created position of corporate development director and general counsel at independent estate agency group, Spicerhaart, which also owns Mortgages Direct.

Pollington, 44, has provided corporate finance and legal support to the company for over six years through his own company and his new role will see him take on the key position of corporate development director at the same time as establishing the group’s internal legal function.

Pollington says: Its a real honour to work for Spicerhaart, a business which I have seen go from strength to strength in recent years. I have great confidence in the companys management team and future plans, which include significant expansion in relation to Home Information Packs.

Pollington has experience with international law firms in both the City and the Netherlands, specialises in both national and international corporate finance as well as flotations and public company matters.

Pollington, previously a secondee with the London Stock Exchange, is the author of Tolleys Guide to the Listing Rules, has published more than 40 articles in legal journals and is a regular contributor to Tolleys company law service and Butterworths Corporate Law Service.

Paul Smith, chief executive of Spicerhaart, says: Lucian brings a great deal of legal and corporate finance expertise to our business and we are delighted that we have secured the services of one of the best legal brains in the field of corporate law.

Spicerhaart is the parent company of haart, Spicer McColl, Darlows, Felicity J Lord, as well as sister companies Wolton Chartered Surveyors and Mortgages Direct.