Mason Thomas Law adds commercial property solicitor to specialist team

Mason Thomas Law adds commercial property solicitor to specialist team

Sheffield-based Mason Thomas Law has appointed experienced commercial property solicitor Candice Birch.

Making the move from Wilford Smith, Birch (pictured) joins the law firm based near Sheffield Parkway and led by solicitor and managing director Cathy Thomas. 

Birch brings seven years of experience in the commercial property sector to her new role at Mason Thomas Law. She previously held roles at Ironmonger Curtis, Taylor Bracewell and international law firm Nabarro LLP (now CMS).

Thomas commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Candice to the Mason Thomas Law team. Her strong experience in the commercial property sector is a real asset and further strengthens our capabilities in the market.”

Birch began her career as a property paralegal in 2011 after completing a law degree at the University of Sheffield and then going on to study the legal practice course at BPP University, where she achieved a distinction.

Commenting on her career so far, Birch said: “Having both paralegal and solicitor experience is of real benefit to me and the clients I work with when it comes to getting deals over the line as I have a deeper understanding of what is needed to ensure deadlines are met. No two deals are the same as every property and client is different which is something I love about commercial property law.”

“I already feel part of the team and have been made to feel welcome. The team at Mason Thomas Law is very much hands on and I really enjoy that aspect of how they work as I love getting involved with the deals.”

Outside of work, Birch enjoys travelling and playing tennis.

Established in 2020, Mason Thomas Law is specialising in deadline-driven property deals.

Most recently, the firm acted on behalf of Lykke, a Danish themed eatery that opened in New Era Square, Sheffield, in August.

Mason Thomas Law negotiated the deal in only two weeks on the 180sqm unit on behalf of owner Alex Moore, enabling Lykke to open in August and benefit from the thousands of students who made the move to the city’s universities this summer.

The law firm is also working with a number of clients who are looking to make the most of the recent permitted development right, which is helping investors remodel and revitalise vacant high street units into residential buy-to-let dwellings.

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