HCR Hewitsons bolsters Real Estate team in Cambridge with new hires

20th February 2023

HCR Hewitsons has bolstered its Real Estate team in Cambridge with the appointment of two new lawyers. Helen Mutucumarana joins the team today (20 February) as a Partner and is described by peers as ‘an exceptional property lawyer’. Becky Woodcock will join the firm on 3 April 2023 and is also noted for her expertise in commercial real estate matters and her approach to client care.

Helen specialises in complex landlord and tenant matters and advises world-leading technology business occupiers – with a keen interest in the emerging property tech market. Becky is an experienced commercial real estate lawyer acting on a diverse range of matters from lettings, financing, restructuring, investing and development. Helen and Becky’s client portfolio includes occupiers, landlords, charities, tech and life-science organisations, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

Inger Anson, Partner and Head of HCR Hewitsons in Cambridge said, “We are thrilled to have Helen and Becky joining the team. Their wealth of experience will not only benefit our offering locally in Cambridge, but it will perfectly complement our firm wide Real Estate team.”

Philip Parkinson, Head of Real Estate said “Helen and Becky are experts in their field and we’re so pleased to have them on board – their knowledge of tech in the Real Estate space is very exciting for us and we’re really looking forward to exploring that further and passing the benefits onto our clients.”

Helen and Becky’s appointment follows shortly after new Regulatory Partner Kathryn Gilbertson joined HCR Hewitsons in Cambridge in August last year, and also Family Law Partner, Roopa Ahluwalia who joined in April 2022.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 800 staff and partners based at offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Central England, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Thames Valley, Worcester and the Wye Valley, providing a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients regionally and nationwide.

The firm has global reach via its network of independent law firms, LawExchange International. It also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual sectors, including health and social care, education, technology, agricultural and rural affairs, finance and financial services, defence, security and the forces, and construction.