Bond Dickinson has strengthened its Planning & Infrastructure team with the appointment of Jennifer Holgate who joins as Managing Associate.

Jennifer qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 and joins from London law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. She will be based in Bond Dickinson's Bristol office, working alongside the renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate teams and taking a leading role on a wide range of development planning, contentious planning, energy and infrastructure work to support the firm's client base.

Claire Brook, Partner, said: "We're delighted to welcome Jennifer to the team. Her cross-sector legal expertise and experience advising on complex national and international projects will add value to the team and help support some of our key clients."

Commenting on her appointment, Jennifer added: "Bond Dickinson has very strong credentials in energy and planning with a fantastic client portfolio. With such talent in the team, there are great opportunities to work on landmark strategic projects in the UK – it is an exciting time to be a planning lawyer and in Bristol. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges my role will offer."

Bristol is Bond Dickinson's second largest office, where more than 250 staff are employed. The law firm provides legal expertise across eight key sectors including Energy, Insurance, Retail, Financial Institutions, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Transport and Infrastructure and Private Wealth.