LCF Law appoints trio of property partners

LCF Law has appointed three new commercial property partners.

Lynne Webster has joined the LCF’s Harrogate office from Freeths in Leeds, while Ann-Marie Casey and Harriet Thornton have been promoted from within the firm.

Webster has also previously worked for Cobbetts and Walker Morris. With more than 20 years’ experience, she will be working alongside solicitor Russell Burnett and consultant Richard Davis. She will also support the expanding commercial property teams across the firm’s Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley offices.

Casey joined LCF Law as a secretary in 2003 and qualified as solicitor in 2008. She works for a range of clients with commercial property portfolios and also supports LCF Law’s corporate team dealing with the sale and disposal of dental practices. She was recently shortlisted for the Rising Star of the Year Award at the 2016 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Thornton joined LCF Law in 2005 and qualified in 2008. She supports clients with varying commercial property issues, but specialises in leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension work for residential properties. She was recently recognised for her expertise at the National Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards, winning the Young Professional of the Year category.

Head of property at LCF Law, Paul Anderson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lynne to the firm and I am confident that she will continue to develop our growing commercial property work in North Yorkshire undertaken from our Harrogate office.

“Harriet and Ann-Marie’s rise to the role of partner is well-deserved and recognition of their experience, increasing expertise and personal achievements in real estate work over many years.

We have a very strong real estate team based across all of our offices, and this is an exciting time for the team’s development as our division continues to grow and expand.”

Managing partner at LCF Law, Simon Stell, who was named Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, says: “All three are highly regarded in the market and bring specialist skills to their roles.”

Pictured (L–R): LCF Law’s new commercial property partners Ann-Marie Casey, Harriet Thornton and Lynne Webster