Legal director joins growing real estate team at Clarion

Legal director joins growing real estate team at Clarion

Experienced commercial property lawyer Vicky Banks has joined the 42-strong real estate practice at Clarion as a legal director.

With almost 20 years of experience in real estate law, Banks has spent most of her career working in the property practice of an international legal business, based at its London office.

Banks’s expertise includes advising on investment, management, refinancing and development matters for investor landlords, pension funds, small commercial landlords, developers, and occupiers. This includes acting on disposals, acquisitions and management matters of investment portfolios and individual sites, and also advising occupiers on lettings.

Partner Martin Grange, who leads Clarion’s real estate practice, commented: “Vicky has an in-depth understanding of property law, having worked for a leading firm in London for nearly 20 years before returning to Yorkshire. With our strong reputation and a buoyant property market, we are seeing burgeoning demand for our services and she will be a welcome boost to the team as we continue to add clients to our portfolio.”

Grange added: “Vicky brings further senior knowledge and support to the practice with her wide, deep experience in dealing with acquisition, development and lettings of redevelopment sites. We look forward to her adding her expertise to more complex matters as well as helping to develop less experienced lawyers.”

Banks said: “Clarion has a fantastic reputation as a strong Yorkshire firm and I particularly like the fact it has a single office, with all specialisms together under one roof. The real estate practice has an amazing spread of work across a variety of clients. Having more than doubled its team over the last two years and with six partners, I am looking forward to being part of such a skilled and varied team.”

Clarion’s 42-strong real estate team provides a full range of property expertise from development, investment, asset management, corporate occupier work through to retail, leisure and secured lending.

The team is now made up of six partners, four legal directors, four senior associates, 17 associates, eight paralegals and three trainees.

Pictured: Vicky Banks and Martin Grange
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