Clarion builds real estate litigation team with new appointment

Clarion has added another lawyer to its specialist real estate litigation team.

Phillip Feather has joined the growing team, which was set up three years ago and is led by Sophie Morley, as an associate.

The litigation practice is now a team of four including a trainee and sits within Clarion’s 25-strong wider real estate team.

Its latest member started his career in general litigation and has been specialising in real estate for the past four years.

He has experience advising on a range of real estate litigation matters, including lease renewals and lease terminations, break notices, possession claims, adverse possession, easements and dilapidation claims.

Commenting on his appointment at Clarion, Feather said: “I’m really excited to be part of a specialist team working with such fantastic clients. The wide range of clients including developers, commercial landlords and tenants, funders and public bodies as well as individuals and banks, is really rare in the Leeds market and provides superb quality of work.”

“It was this mix and quality of work which attracted me to the Clarion team, and I am looking forward to helping it to continue its growth.”

Morley, who is a legal director at Clarion, continued: “Phillip is a welcome addition to the team, adding strength in depth as demand for our services keeps growing. All aspects of the property market are busy, and we are seeing a lot of activity across all sectors. It’s great news that we now have a three-strong team of dedicated real estate litigation experts and we were also very pleased to be listed in the Legal 500 this year for the first time.”

Clarion recently reported another year of growth with revenues hitting a record high of £17.42 million for the year ending 31 May 2019.

Pictured: Phil Feather, Sophie Morley and Mia Branchette