By: 29 March 2024
Clarion expands team with 12 new hires

Clarion has welcomed 12 new team members across the business in the first quarter of 2024, as it looks to bolster its core service offering.

Geraldine Wharton joins the business recovery and insolvency team, with 10 years’ experience in commercial and financial litigation, supporting on contractual disputes, defamation claims, and regulatory reviews against banks and other financial institutions.

Legal director, Katie Bullock, joins the court of protection and personal injury trust team. With more than 12 years’ experience dealing with high value and complex court of protection (COP) matters, Katie is well placed to handle client sensitivities and offer support to vulnerable clients, dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

Senior associate, Sandeep Sandhu, has joined the family team with over 18 years of experience in the field, focusing on intervener issues, as well as divorce and financial remedy, pre and post nuptial agreements and child arrangements.

The firm has also made four associate appointments across practice areas, including Emma Jones in real estate, Uzair Zafar in employment, Georgia Samardzija in private wealth and Jeremy Bristow in contentious private client, with a further five new starters in support teams across the business.

Clarion is a single-site Leeds-based law firm, which supports a range of corporate and private clients both nationally and internationally.


Speaking on the appointments, Roger Hutton, joint managing partner at Clarion, said:

“We’ve had a really exciting start to the year already as we welcome a number of talented individuals to the business. These appointments are an integral part of our national growth strategy, alongside our plans to create an entrepreneurial environment and attract the best legal talent across the region. I know that our latest recruits will play a key role in delivering these plans and helping our wider team in continuing to deliver outstanding service and guidance to our clients.”


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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.