A former Bentham Grammar School head girl has been promoted to partner at a leading regional law firm.

Commercial property solicitor Kate Mallaband took up her promotion at Oglethorpe, Sturton and Gillibrand, who have offices in Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, this month.

Kate joined OSG in September 2011 from Gordons LLP in Leeds, bringing a wealth of experience which has strengthened the commercial property department.

Kate, originally from Burton in Lonsdale, is an expert in advising clients on landlord and tenant transactions and the ongoing management of industrial, retail and office properties and large portfolios for her growing client base.

She also provides advice on freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals.