Clarion hiring spree boosts property litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and IP

Clarion hiring spree boosts property litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and IP

Leeds-based law firm Clarion has strengthened several teams with the appointment of two associates, a legal director and a new partner.

Associates Natalie Ingram and Paige Duller join the property litigation team within Clarion’s real estate practice, while the firm’s 14-strong business restructuring and insolvency practice welcomes Victoria Kay as legal director.

Experienced Chartered trade mark attorney Lindsey Wrenn, meanwhile, becomes the third partner in Clarion’s intellectual property practice, which, with a nine-strong team of specialist lawyers, is one of the largest in any full service commercial law firm in the North.

Commenting the appointments of Ingram and Duller, Sophie Morley, partner and head of the property litigation team at Clarion, said: “With Paige and Natalie’s appointments taking the real estate team to 33 lawyers and the property litigation team to four, we have the strength in depth to cover all aspects of property disputes and demand for our specialist property litigation services is continuing to grow.”

Clarion’s 33-strong real estate team provides a full range of property expertise, from development, investment, asset management, corporate occupier work, through to retail, leisure and secured lending.

Ryan Millmore, Clarion’s joint managing partner and head of its business restructuring and insolvency practice, said Kay’s appointment “will further strengthen our offering, adding breadth and depth to our already excellent team”.

“With government support measures starting to be withdrawn in the coming months, businesses will face inevitable challenges but also opportunities and we are ideally placed to help support them with those.”

Esther Kirwan, who leads Clarion’s intellectual property practice, said in Wrenn the firm has appointed an “incredibly knowledgeable trade mark attorney with a huge following in Yorkshire, the UK and beyond”.

“With her specialisms in retail, pharma, media and education, she is a great fit for Clarion, further strengthening an already impressive trade mark practice spearheaded by Sarah Molloy, and increasing our capacity.”

Pictured: (Top) Natalie Ingram, Paige Duller, Victoria Kay, (Bottom) Lindsey Wrenn, Esther Kirwan and Sue Streatfield
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