Four new recruits join Clarion

Clarion has recruited four new lawyers for its real estate, commercial and intellectual property teams.

Mia Branchette, Charlotte Wright, Charlie Smith and Chris Amos have all joined the law firm, in its property litigation, property, commercial and intellectual property teams, respectively.

Branchette trained and qualified with Nabarro before joining Fieldfisher as an associate in 2016.

In her new associate role, Branchette will specialise in a range of property disputes and issues and is able to advise on a range of contentious property matters.

Branchette said of her arrival: “My approach of delivering technical, but commercially-savvy property litigation advice fits perfectly with the firm’s ethos. Like Clarion, I am very much client-focused, ensuring that the legal framework is best applied and deployed to further clients’ needs. I’m committed to working with each client to minimise costs and achieving a speedy resolution. I’m really excited to be joining such a renowned property team.”

Commenting on Branchette’s appointment, Sophie Morley, head of the property litigation team, said: “Mia has worked with clients at all ends of the spectrum, from large institutional landlords and developers to individuals, specialising in property disputes.”

“She comes with a wealth of experience and enables the property litigation team to continue to offer clients a seamless and complete service as part of the wider real estate team.”

Four new recruits join Clarion

Mia Branchette and Sophie Morley of Clarion

Wright has joined Clarion as an associate after completing her training contract. Prior to her training contract, Charlotte worked in commercial property, corporate law and commercial dispute resolution during her five years as a paralegal.

Commenting on her appointment at Clarion, Wright said: “This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest and most prestigious real estate teams in the region, I look forward to playing a part in its continued success.”

Smith has joined the commercial team as a senior associate, having gained nine years of commercial practice. She specialises in contracts dealing with supply chain and outsourcing arrangements.

“Joining Clarion gives me the opportunity to expand my experience further by working in an enthusiastic and dynamic team,” Smith said. “I look forward to developing the strong client relationships for which Clarion is renowned and being part of the team’s continued growth.”

Associate Amos has joined joins Clarion’s intellectual property practice, after working in a variety of legal sectors before specialising.

Amos said: “I thoroughly enjoy being an IP lawyer and the daily challenges that arise. There is no better feeling than helping clients achieve their goals and I’m excited to be part of Clarion’s renowned IP practice.”

Clarion joint managing partner Roger Hutton said of the new arrivals: “These latest appointments demonstrate our ongoing commitment to investing in the brightest young legal talent.”

“With demand continuing across the firm, we are growing our specialist teams in order to deliver the proactive, personalised service and swift response our clients expect.”

Main image: Chris Amos, Charlie Smith and Charlotte Wright of Clarion