Appointments: Swinburne Maddison boosts dispute resolution team

A Durham law firm has announced the arrival of a litigation specialist, adding further to its growing team

Jen Pearson has joined Swinburne Maddison
Jen Pearson has joined Swinburne Maddison

Swinburne Maddison LLP has appointed Jen Pearson, formerly an associate with Newcastle law firm Bond Dickinson, to its growing dispute resolution team.

Jen, who lives in Darlington and is a member of the Property Litigation Association, has spent the past eight years working across all aspects of both commercial and residential property litigation. Typically, she advises clients such as local authorities, registered social housing providers and private landlords with large property portfolios in relation to freehold, leasehold and housing disputes.

In the commercial property sector Jen advises clients on matters of tenant default issues such as non-payment of rent, breaches of covenant and alterations and dilapidations.

She said: “I’m excited to join Swinburne Maddison and its highly-experienced dispute resolution team. Given the firm’s growth in recent years, particularly within the commercial property department, I felt my experience, coupled with my desire to work for a firm that is committed to serving the legal needs of the region, makes for a perfect fit.

“I am looking forward to working with some of the North East’s best solicitors in their specialist areas and see this as a great opportunity to broaden my experience.”

Partner Jonathan Moreland added: “I’m delighted to welcome Jen to our growing team of legal professionals. Her level of experience in dispute resolution adds further strength and depth to our existing team and I am confident that she will make a positive contribution to the ongoing growth and success the practice continues to enjoy.”

Swinburne Maddison’s employee numbers currently stand at 45. The practice has been shortlisted in the Northern Law Awards in the Law Firm of the Year category and partner Martyn Tennant has been shortlisted in the Rising Star – Young Lawyer of the Year category, the winners of which will be announced this month.

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