Clarion strengthens with four more appointments

Clarion strengthens with four more appointments

Leeds law firm Clarion has made four appointments across its commercial, employment, and banking and finance teams.

Santino Stifanelli joins the corporate practice at Clarion. He advises on a broad range of corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, business sales, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Stifanelli also advises directors and shareholders on their legal requirements, including directors’ duties and shareholder agreements.

Rebecca Simpson joins Clarion’s employment team. Over the last two years, she has gained expertise in dealing with the end of employment relationships and represented clients on a range of contentious matters, including employment tribunals proceedings and judicial mediation, acting on behalf of trade unions and their members.

Her areas of expertise range from advising on employment documents and policies, to advising on employee relations issues, business immigration and the people aspects of corporate transactions.

The banking and finance team at Clarion has added Francesca See to its ranks as an associate solicitor. See has experience of providing advice on a range of funding transactions, including development, corporate and real estate finance matters.

Having previously worked as a paralegal at a national firm, See has gained six years of legal expertise and will help support the team’s corporate and leveraged finance offering.

Finally, Leah Pattison further strengthens the commercial team. Over the last four years, she has worked for one of the leading firms in Newcastle upon Tyne.

She has experience of reviewing and drafting a range of commercial contracts, including supply agreements, terms and conditions of sale and purchase, agency agreements, and confidentiality agreements, as well as preparing various data protection policies for companies and providing corporate support work.

Roger Hutton, joint managing partner of Clarion, commented: “Our team is continuing to expand as we bring on board new talent to ensure we are able to support the growth of existing clients as well as servicing new clients.”

“We are fortunate to be located in such a vibrant legal community here in Yorkshire and to benefit from the very positive reputation Clarion has established as a great place to work and as a firm that really looks after its clients.”

Pictured: (top): Francesca See and Santino Stifanelli; (bottom) Rebecca Simpson and Leah Pattison
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