Leeds property team expansion as office celebrates ten years

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The expansion of our Leeds property team continues with four new appointments spanning the construction and real estate sectors. The growth coincides with the tenth anniversary of our Leeds office.

Strengthening the offering of the construction team, Hayley Hayes joins as a legal director. Hayley specialises in construction-related dispute issues, including fire safety matters and will support housebuilder, developer and property clients. Outside of work, Hayley lectures part-time on the Legal Practice Course at Leeds Beckett University.

Newly qualified solicitor Emma Kenny also joins the construction team. Emma’s focus will be on fire safety and defect claims, as well as adjudications.

The appointment of new legal director Miranda Stirling boosts the real estate team in Leeds. Miranda has a strong background in asset management work which includes managing the property portfolio for a major national supermarket. Miranda also brings experience in handling acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant work. In this role, she will be focusing on large-scale portfolio sales and transactions, as well as landlord and tenant matters.

Amelia Purdy has also joined the real estate team as an associate. Amelia will be supporting the team on a range of matters including commercial property development work, property finance and landlord and tenant matters.

Andrew Johnson, partner and office head of Gateley Legal in Leeds, said: “The team is proud to be celebrating a successful decade in Leeds. Over the last ten years we have built a strong client base and significantly increased our presence across Yorkshire and beyond.

“The new additions are a great example of how we are focused on meeting the unique needs of the buoyant construction and property markets to service this region.”

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