Newtons adds to commercial property team

Roy Cusworth and Jennifer Kirkhope have joined the commercial property team of Newtons Solicitors.

The new team members will work with Sophie Barton in acting for landlords and tenants.

Cusworth joins Newtons from Beaumonts in Wakefield, where he was a senior partner. He brings many years of experience to the team, including his expertise with farming and large retail clients.

Kirkhope is a senior solicitor who joins from Berwins Solicitors, in Harrogate. She will focus on developer clients as well as agricultural work.

The commercial property team recently won instructions from the newly launched discount retail chain One Below, which has set up a new distribution centre in West Yorkshire and is opening new stores on high streets nationwide.

Chris Newton, managing director at Newtons, welcomed the new solicitors and revealed that plans are in place to launch a new office in Wakefield, saying: “The team is going from strength to strength. Roy in particular continues to receive the support of his former clients from West Yorkshire, such that a new office in Wakefield is the obvious next step for us and one which we are currently planning to open in June with another new team, in addition to our existing 12 offices across Yorkshire, Teesside and the Northeast.”

Pictured: Roy Cusworth, Chris Newton and Sophie Barton