Clarion has appointed four associates as the Leeds law firm sees continued growth.
Catherine Laundy and Aby Milner join Clarion’s Commercial Dispute Resolution team. Catherine has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors over the last three years. She has a strong track record of advising on a broad range of commercial disputes, including general contract law, misrepresentation, professional negligence, construction disputes and energy disputes. Her dispute resolution expertise includes mediation and litigation as well as settlement agreements.
Aby has experience of providing advice on a wide range of litigation matters including consideration of potential class actions which may follow and successful claim and commercial settlement agreements. She has worked with house builders, insolvency practitioners and national companies, advising on a wide variety of disputes.
Clarion’s Real Estate team has been boosted with the arrival of Anna Raha. She is familiar with all aspects of plot sales from instruction to completion, as well as sales under government schemes and developer deals. With four years’ experience working for local and national housebuilders, Anna has expertise in remortgages, residential property resales for developers and residential conveyancing.
Experienced legal costs professional Daniel Murray also joins Clarion after eight years in the specialist field. He joins Clarion’s Costs and Litigation Funding team which was ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of the best in the country last year. He has advised on matters ranging from Court of Protection, MOJ portal and fixed costs, to high-value catastrophic injury, and clinical negligence. As a qualified costs lawyer, Daniel undertakes a wide range of tasks including training, bill drafting, budget preparation, negotiations and advocacy.
“The firm is continuing to go from strength to strength and we have no doubt that it is our people that set us apart,” comments Roger Hutton, joint managing partner of Clarion. “Bringing the most talented lawyers into the firm and helping them develop their careers with us remains a key priority. Fortunately, the supportive culture we have nurtured at Clarion is well-known within the legal community and we have the momentum to attract the very brightest lawyers in their specialist areas.”
Clarion has a 263-strong team, including 28 partners, and was last year recognised in the Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work for’ list – it was the highest ranked law firm in the UK and achieved the highest ranking of any company in Yorkshire.