North East law firm Hay & Kilner’s specialist commercial property team has been officially named as the best in the business.
The Newcastle-headquartered firm was chosen as the winner of the Property (Commercial) category in the 2018 Northern Law Awards, which were presented at a gala dinner hosted at the Gateshead Hilton Hotel by comedian and radio presenter Alfie Joey.
The Awards are designed to recognise the success of all those practising and working in the legal industry in the North of England, with individuals and teams from Hay & Kilner being recognised in ten separate categories this year.
The most recent edition of legal sector ‘bible’ The Legal 500 described Hay & Kilner’s commercial property team as providing “a service that has always been second to none” while “the partners have in-depth knowledge and are supported by an excellent team.”
Nicola Tiffen, head of Hay & Kilner’s commercial property team, says: “We are extremely pleased to receive this award and to be commended by the judges for the high level of client service we provide, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of our whole team.
“We’ve had a very successful year undertaking development and re-finance work for both local and national clients, and have been particularly busy in the care home sector and on a range of residential developments.”
Established in 1946, Hay & Kilner is one of North East England’s leading independent law firms and provides a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals from both within and outside the region.
It is named as a ‘regional heavyweight’ by the Legal 500, with its services recommended in 19 different practice areas.
Jonathan Waters, managing partner at Hay & Kilner Law Firm, adds: “To have received so many nominations in the face of such stiff competition is an excellent achievement in itself, and we’re especially pleased to have come out on top in such a hotly-contested category.
“The commercial property sector across the north of England is extremely active and our specialist team’s expertise has been central to a wide range of projects coming to fruition over the last 12 months.
“Receiving this sort of independent external affirmation of the quality of our work is always pleasing, and we’re very happy to be recognised alongside other leaders of the extremely strong regional legal community at the Northern Law Awards.”