Senior appointment strengthens Freeths real estate team
National leading law firm Freeths has announced the appointment of Stephen Lewis further expanding their national real estate team. Stephen joined the Manchester office on April 10 as a partner after 14 years at Brabners Chaffe Street in Liverpool.
Stephen has extensive experience in real estate and advises on a wide range of commercial property matters including retail, leisure and mixed used developments and has acted for a variety of investment clients managing their portfolios; over the last 9 months he has handled a batch of transactions with a cumulative value of £40m.
Stephen will team up with Ian Tempest head of real estate in Manchester and joins an influential and growing real estate team. He will contribute to a team which is nationally recognised as one of the leaders in the country by independent legal experts Chambers and Legal 500.
Freeths Managing Partner for Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, John May said:
“We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen as Partner into our real estate team; which follows another fantastic growth year and further bolsters our aim of being a £100m turnover firm by 2020.”
These appointments further enhance the firm’s commitment to the real estate sector, bringing the total number of real estate partners nationally to over 40, who combine to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of legal advice.
The expansion takes place shortly after Freeths has been recognised for demonstrating high levels of employee engagement. The firm has been awarded star status by Best Companies for 2015 and is a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work For 2015. The Legal 500’s UK rankings also put Freeths as a regional leader in no less than 28 categories and 61 partners are recognized by Chambers UK as leaders in their field.
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