Farleys Solicitors has kicked off 2021 with a boost to the firm’s business legal services offering, with three new additions to the team following significant and continued growth in the firm’s commercial client portfolio.
Richard Bell joins the firm’s corporate team, bringing 11 years’ experience of a wide range of matters including business sales, acquisitions and mergers together with corporate restructures and advice on the finance and ownership of businesses. He acts for clients across the SME market, in particular owner-managed and family businesses and also has a strong client base within the healthcare sector.
Commercial property specialist Olivia Hepworth joined Farleys’ Preston office in late 2020, adding to the firm’s already strong property offering, advising landlords, tenants and private individuals on commercial property matters including acquisitions and disposals of property, leases and development work.
Finally, Anas Shah is the latest addition to Farleys’ fast growing insolvency and business recovery practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Preston office, working with the team as it continues to advise businesses, individuals and insolvency industry professionals as the market continues to adapt to the impact of the pandemic.
Partner Ian Liddle commented: “We are delighted to welcome Richard, Olivia and Anas to the team here at Farleys. These appointments reflect the increasing demand we’re seeing from our commercial clients across the region, particularly as some navigate and overcome the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Our people are central to our continued success as a firm. Not only do we hire the best talent to boost the skills of our established teams, but we recruit solicitors who know how to provide the highest levels of service that our clients expect. Richard, Olivia and Anas will allow us to further develop our offering to existing and new clients, whilst continuing to provide comprehensive and commercial advice to a wide range of businesses and sectors.”