Archers Law LLP, Stockton
BHP Law, Durham, Darlington
Dickinson Dees LLP, Tees Valley
Endeavour Partnership LLP, Stockton
Jacksons Law, Stockton
Baines Wilson Solicitors, Carlisle
Cartmell Shepherd, Carlisle
Crutes Law Firm, Stockton, Carlisle
Gordon Brown Associates, Chester-le-Street
Latimer Hinks, Darlington
Punch Robson, Middlesbrough
ELSEWHERE IN THE NORTH: Recent highlights for Archers LawLLP’s commercial property team include advising Geffen Construction on a £900,000 extension of an elderly care home. Christopher Todd heads the practice.
BHP Law is “particularly good at understanding a client’s commercial needs”. It has developed a strong client base including eaga plc, which it is advising on the 25-year lease of a 120,000sq ft landmark North East building. Simon Robinson provides “an excellent all-round service”.
Burnetts has a prominent profile in the public sector, where John Priddle and Tony Lake regularly advise local authorities on acquisition and development matters.
Barbara Painter heads Dickinson Dees LLP’s Tees Valley presence, which supplements the practice’s strengths in Newcastle as well as providing a standalone real estate offering.
Headed by Simon Wake, Endeavour Partnership LLP’s Teesside-based practice advised on the £1.8m acquisition of a former ICI operational site, and concluded for Middlesbrough FC the development of its flagship Rockliffe Hall development.
Jacksons Law’s Geoff Skeoch advises regional and national clients on commercial property issues, and has particular expertise in commercial development.
Baines Wilson Solicitors’ Sean Logue “has a good understanding of commercial lease agreements”. The firm advises both major residential developers and international mortgage lenders.
Cartmell Shepherd’s team is headed by Mike Dwyer, who advises on site acquisition and development matters.
Gareth Jones, whose “advice and quality of work produced cannot be questioned”, heads the Teesside practice at Crutes Law Firm, with Michael Robson handling instructions from the Carlisle office. It continues to advise on a mix of investment acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant transactions, together with property-secured lending.
Gordon Brown Associates’ name partner Gordon Brown handles a range of transactions from freehold properties to commercial developments.
Mark Clayton’s team at Latimer Hinks advised Tekmar on the £1m acquisition of new industrial and office premises at Newton Aycliffe.
Stewart Williamson at Punch Robson offers commercial conveyancing expertise.
TBI’s Martin Levinson is considered “particularly wise and calculated in decision-making”.