Four associates join Clarion

Four associates join Clarion

Leeds-based Clarion has appointed four lawyers to new associate positions across the law firm.

Anna-Elise Harvey has joined the employment team as a specialist in employment and business immigration. She advises on day-to-day HR issues, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and contentious matters in the Employment Tribunal.

Her specialism is in business immigration and she has particular expertise in conducting right to work checks, and also advises on all aspects of sponsoring migrant workers.

Zaigham Jaffri has become the latest associate to join the real estate team. With experience of property finance transactions, representing banks and other institutional lenders, he is able to advise lenders about security relating to purchases, refinances and development, secured over a range of commercial and residential property.

Jack Farrer, the third associate to join Clarion, strengthens the commercial team. Specialising in data protection and privacy law, he has experience of advising both private and public sector clients.

His expertise includes the auditing of business functions to ensure compliance with data protection and privacy law, and the preparation and negotiation of data processing and sharing agreements, privacy and cookies policies, and other internal data protection policies.

In addition to Farrer’s general commercial experience, he will support Clarion’s corporate team by assisting in due diligence exercises on both the buy and sell sides of corporate transactions.

Finally, the costs and litigation funding team has also welcomed a new associate. Having spent more than 10 years as a costs lawyer, Andrew Crisp advises on a range of matters, including those that have proceeded all the way to the Supreme Court.

He often attends hearings, and also advises on a variety of funding and retainer issues.

Roger Hutton, joint managing partner at Clarion, commented: “After another very busy year, we are committed to further investing in expanding and developing our team as demand for our services continues to grow alongside our clients.”

“We are pleased to welcome all four talented young lawyers to Clarion—we know they will make a vital contribution to helping us to provide high levels of client care, and we look forward to supporting their career progression.”

Pictured: (top row, left to right) Anna-Elise Harvey and Zaigham Jaffri; (bottom row, left to right) Andrew Crisp and Jack Farrer
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