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Two more associates join Clarion’s expanding property litigation team

(top row L to R) Paige Duller and Natalie Ingram, with (bottom row) Sophie Morley of Clarion’s property litigation team

Natalie Ingram and Paige Duller are the latest associates to join the property litigation team within Clarion’s growing real estate practice.

After qualifying in 2016, Natalie worked for two international law firms before taking on an in-house role. She has a strong track record in advising on a broad range of contentious property matters, including commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes for public and private sector clients, covering commercial lease renewals, dilapidations, breach of covenant and break clause matters. She also has experience in advising developer clients on vacant possession strategies and on land compensation matters.

With seven years’ experience in commercial property, Paige has moved to Clarion to specialise in property litigation. She trained with a firm in London, which specialised in serving clients in the healthcare sector, after having worked in the commercial property practice of another well-known regional firm.

Paige has experience in a variety of property matters, including landlord and tenant matters, residential disputes, development and property finance. She has acted for a wide variety of clients, from individuals to investment landlords and large corporate groups.

Sophie Morley, partner and head of the property litigation team, said: “With Paige and Natalie’s appointments taking the real estate team to 33 lawyers and the property litigation team to four, we have the strength in depth to cover all aspects of property disputes and demand for our specialist property litigation services is continuing to grow. Last year, we started working with a number of new clients, including several household names, and, in such fast-changing environment, the practice has been incredibly busy supporting clients who need to be agile and able to adapt their property portfolios to a post-pandemic market.

“With her fantastic pedigree in commercial property, both in private practice and in house, Natalie is a valuable asset to the team. Likewise, Paige brings experience of residential and commercial transactions and litigation, adding to our capacity and skills. We are now one of the biggest specialist property litigation teams in the region and our combined experience allows us to work with some fantastic clients.”

Natalie comments: “With one of the largest real estate teams in the region, the wide variety of matters that such a busy property litigation practice offers will be a valuable learning experience for me and I am looking forward to working with the wide range of clients of the property litigation team.”

Paige adds: “Clarion is a great fit for me as I share the firm’s commercial and pragmatic approach, and I am also excited to be working as part of a fast-growing, innovative and client-driven team.”

Clarion’s 33-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.