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New partner signs for Square One Law

Square One Law, the new entrepreneurial law firm in Newcastle continues its growth and has recruited Simon Priestley as a new property partner.  Simon is an experienced property lawyer dealing with a wide range of complex property transactions for both public and private sector with expertise in property investment regeneration and development and will join Square One Law at the end of his notice period with Ward Hadaway in January 2012.

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Ian Gilthorpe, senior partner, of Square One Law, says “We are delighted that Simon has been keen to join our new law firm. He believes organisations want to see a different approach to legal services and is excited about being part of a new type of law firm. We see him playing a core role in the growth and development of the business.”

Legal 500 describes Simon as attracting praise for his “commitment to providing good customer service”.

Ian Gilthorpe continues, “Although we only launched the firm four months ago, we have been delighted by the positive way commercial clients have responded to our service offering which combines low overheads and price certainty with outstanding service levels, led by client focussed partners.

“Simon’s recruitment to our growing property team is an important step forward, he is an inspirational character with great personal skills and is highly respected by his clients.

“We are also increasing the size of our corporate team and are pleased to welcome the arrival of commercial lawyer, Marie-Louise Bozonet from Eversheds.  Marie-Louise has worked extensively with both Alan and myself in the past and is joining us as an associate.”

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