Clarion adds legal director to real estate team

Clarion adds legal director to real estate team

Clarion is continuing to invest in its real estate team with the appointment of an experienced commercial property lawyer as a legal director.

Gill Farry has spent 20 years working for some of the leading law firms in Leeds and has acted for a range of clients.

She has dealt with the sale, acquisition and management of investment portfolios, providing support on corporate transactions, as well as acting for both companies and individuals on the leasing of retail premises and office space.

Having acted for a number of clients within the retail and leisure sector, Farry has experience in taking and granting leases for a national supermarket and dealing with property matters for a number of businesses that either operate on the high street or within multi-let shopping centres and retail and industrial estates.

Commenting on her appointment as a legal director at Clarion, Farry said: “Clarion’s real estate practice is renowned for the focus it places on building close, long-term relationships with clients. This very much fits with my own approach—I enjoy really getting to know clients and understanding what is important to them about their business and how this needs to translate into the property documents I am negotiating for them. I am excited to be joining such a respected specialist team.”

Clarion’s 24-strong real estate practice provides a full range of property expertise, from development, investment, asset management, business lease and owner/occupier work through to retail, leisure and secured lending.

The Leeds-based law firm recently added Phillip Feather to its real estate-focused litigation team, which is a part of the wider 24-strong practice.

Martin Grange, head of Clarion’s real estate practice, commented: “We are very fortunate to have someone joining the team with Gill’s strong track record in commercial property law and specialist knowledge in the retail and leisure sectors.”

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen huge growth in demand for our services and have doubled the size of the team in response—with four partners and now four legal directors, we have become one of the largest dedicated teams in Yorkshire.”

Pictured: Gill Farry, Martin Grange, Lindsay Texel and Ben Lamb of Clarion’s real estate practice

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