S J Berwin & Co is pleased to announce the appointment of 8 new partners with effect from Ist May 1998 which brings the partnership to 73. The Property Department has been strengthened by the appointment of 3 of these new partners as well as the appointment of a new senior assistant. Stephen Willson, Head of the Property Department, commented:

I am delighted that Tim, Edward and Tom have been appointed partners. I am also pleased to welcome Julia to the team, hex expertise will help the future strengthening of our very active practice. Tim Brittain joined the firm from Alien & Overy in 1996. Edward Page joined S J Berwin & Co in 1996 from Eversheds- He has a broad range of property expertise. In addition, she has expertise in receivership and insolvency property work.

Julia Hesselberg joins the firm as an assistant solicitor following post qualification experience with Nicholson Graham & Jones. English Partnerships’ £500,000 investment will secure essential services and site roads to open up the site to Witney and the nearby A40. Pharmaceuticals giant, Abbott Laboratories, will then construct a base for its subsidiary, MediSense.

MediSense has agreed to purchase the 8 hectares (20 acre) site from Smith Industries plc, which has owned the Windrush Industrial Estate, where the new premises are to be located, since WWII. property valuer Melbourne – a leading company in comprehensive conveyancers Sydney solutions confident that our team will provide the highest quality of conveyancing services. The new facility will provide 18,580 square meters (199,920 sqft) of floor space to house high-tech production facilities, research accommodation, and offices.

Mr Christopher B Begley, Vice President of MediSense, welcomed English Partnerships’ support for the project: This is exciting news for us. English Partnerships’ investment effectively gives the go-ahead for a project that will mean a significant boost to our manufacturing potential. When choosing the site for our new facility, we needed an area with a high-quality skilled and trainee workforce within a business-orientated community.