Legal Studio in Leeds recruits two consultant solicitors

Legal Studio in Leeds recruits two consultant solicitors

Leeds-based Legal Studio Solicitors has added two experienced lawyers to its team.

Construction specialist Chris Hutchinson and experienced litigator Stacey Pocock have joined Legal Studio as consultant solicitors.

Hutchinson started out as a quantity surveyor at companies such as Morrison Construction and Tarmac before moving into law.

A solicitor since 2010, Hutchinson continues to specialise in construction, having worked at a number of national construction claim consultancies before moving to Hewlett Group as group legal adviser. He has particular experience of statutory adjudication.

Commenting on his appointment as a consultant solicitor at Legal Studio, Hutchinson said: “Legal Studio has given me an exciting opportunity to work in a hierarchy free environment that provides me with a genuine autonomy over how I work and how best to service my clients’ needs.”

Pocock is an experienced litigator whose legal career began in 1999. She has worked for a national law firm, in-house with FTSE-listed companies and most recently with a niche commercial law firm.

She deals with a range of business disputes, including management and ownership, landlord and tenant (commercial and residential), debt recovery, contract, property and construction.

As well as County and High Court matters, Pocock has also dealt with arbitrations and matters in the Technology & Construction Court, first-tier and upper tribunals, and mediations.

Pocock said: “I was drawn to Legal Studio by the transparent and flexible approach to legal practice which sits effortlessly alongside the high professional standards of the business. I am delighted to become part of this team and feel that this is an excellent step for me and my clients.”

Welcoming Hutchinson and Pocock to Legal Studio, chief executive officer Ian McCann said: “Legal Studio exists to help lawyers enjoy their work, so it’s a real pleasure to add two talented, experienced lawyers in Stacey and Chris who share our values. We’re looking forward to helping them help their clients, whilst providing them with the freedom and flexibility that comes from being a consultant solicitor.”

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