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Senior appointment boosts Harrison Drury’s commercial property team


Harrison Drury has grown its commercial property team in Lancashire with the appointment of senior associate solicitor Lucy Benton.

Lucy, who joins our Preston office from Temple Heelis, will support clients on a broad range of commercial property work including landlord and tenant issues, acquisitions and disposals, and property finance matters.

In addition to this, Lucy has extensive knowledge of the hospitality and leisure sector, in particular working with hotels and hotel groups.

She is listed in the prestigious Legal 500 directory as a Rising Star and was also named Real Estate Rising Star of the Year at the publication’s Northern Powerhouse Awards 2024.

Pictured above: Lucy Benton and Hannah Hughes

Hannah Hughes, partner and joint head of the commercial property team, said: “Lucy will be an asset to Harrison Drury given her experience and exceptional client service which will add further strength and depth to our growing team.

“Lucy has developed a strong following and a depth of experience acting for clients in the hospitality and leisure industry. That knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to our clients in that sector.”

Lucy added: “I chose Harrison Drury because of its reputation as an ambitious firm with a strong commercial property team and exceptional client base. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help our clients achieve their goals.”

Lucy studied at Staffordshire Law School where she gained an honours degree in Law and a post graduate diploma in legal practice (LPC).

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