Harrison Drury is aiming to build the region’s strongest commercial property team following the arrival of five senior lawyers from Napthens.
Napthens’ current head of commercial property and partner, Allan Sumner, and commercial property partner, Mike Fetherstone, will make the move alongside litigation partner, David Barnes as soon as they are released by Napthens.
The experienced trio will be joined by Daniel Boulton, associate commercial property solicitor, and senior associate solicitor in the commercial property team, Philip Wright, who will join in January 2016.
John Chesworth, managing director of Harrison Drury, said: “We are very excited to have Mike, Allan, David, Daniel and Philip joining Harrison Drury and it is a testament to our culture and ambition that we have attracted such high calibre property lawyers.
“All five have tremendous experience of working for some of the region’s largest property companies.
“The combined experience of these market-leading specialists, alongside our current team, will add a great deal to the service we give to our clients, while enhancing our brand as a leading firm in commercial property law.”
John added: “I am hugely confident we have a team that can become the strongest commercial property team in Lancashire and Cumbria. We can’t rest on our laurels and will continue to look for the best people to help make it possible for our clients to achieve their objectives.”
Harrison Drury has offices in Preston, Clitheroe, Garstang, Kendal and Lancaster.