Appointments: Square One Law appoints specialist commercial contracts lawyer

Commercial law firm Square One Law has announced the arrival of senior associate Dean Murray

Dean Murray, Square One Law
Dean Murray, Square One Law

Commercial law firm Square One Law has announced the arrival of senior associate Dean Murray who joins the company commercial team after 15 years at Bond Dickinson, formerly Dickinson Dees.

Dean is a commercial contracts specialist with considerable experience acting for corporate businesses as well as public-sector and third-sector bodies on a wide range of commercial contracts.

He also has extensive experience in the niche area of competition law. Dean has acted for a wide range of businesses across multiple sectors including fast-moving consumer goods, transport, chemicals, utilities, motor manufacturing and renewable energy generation.

His clients have included multinational groups, SMEs, charities, public sector bodies and third sector bodies.

Dean said: “I was attracted to Square One Law as it is a fast-moving business and its service delivery is noticeably different. The firm has just won Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Dealmaker Awards and I know that I can make a significant contribution to the team and help bring a real competitive edge within the marketplace.”

Square One Law senior partner Ian Gilthorpe added: “We are delighted to welcome a new senior associate with such wide experience.

“Dean’s expertise in commercial contracts will further strengthen Square One Law’s operation as we continually look to expand the scope of what we offer.

Square One Law is a commercial law firm based in Newcastle working with national and international as well as regional clients. The partners believe clients want to see a fresh approach to legal services and have created a different, more entrepreneurial, model that can offer cost-certainty and increased value.

Square One Law’s core areas of work are corporate, commercial, property, employment, litigation, banking and personal business. It has a transactional strength and a diverse range of sector expertise.


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