Newmanor Law expands team as instructions increase
London-based boutique real estate law firm Newmanor Law has expanded its specialist team with the appointment of Associate Solicitor, Edmund Barnes and Legal Assistant, Clodagh Wright, following the promotion of Kelly Fowler to Senior Legal Assistant.
Barnes brings a wealth of experience in corporate and structured property transactions, real estate development and secured lending to Newmanor, which has remained busy throughout the challenging times experienced by the commercial property market in London and beyond.
Wright, who recently achieved a first class law degree, developed a keen interest in land and real estate law, which will stand her in good stead as Newmanor looks set to increase further, its work in real estate development, sales, acquisition, lease negotiations and property finance.
Newmanor Law Partner Karen Mason commented: “Whilst the real estate sector has suffered during the pandemic and government-imposed restrictions, Newmanor has continued to thrive, with new clients recognising the benefits of our single-minded focus on the sector.
“Edmund and Clodagh are both important additions to our team, at a time when the number of instructions from current and new clients, for everything from lease negotiations to re-financing, is rising sharply – an indication real estate property investment activity is slowly recovering in the UK.
“Newmanor was formed as an agile business from the outset, with the ability to work remotely part of our DNA, which served us well through the initial lockdown restrictions, when much larger law firms struggled to cope. Now we are truly seeing the benefits.
“Being busy is good, but we are a client obsessed business and recognise the need to not just maintain but improve the customer experience and these talented young legal minds are just what we need to deliver what our clients require at this time.”
Barnes said of his arrival: “Newmanor is the right move for me at this stage in my career. Its commitment to customer service and bold style of legal advice reflects my own attitude to a sector that has had to contest for too long with the poor performance of traditional full-service firms.
“Newmanor’s service combines technology with legal insight to better deliver legal services to clients and build strong relationships through closer collaboration. I believe this is what the future of legal and financial advice in the world of real estate looks like. And it looks good to me.”
New Legal Assistant, Clodagh Wright said: “Newmanor is already proving to be a friendly, tight-knit team, which is important when we are all working remotely. I’m confident I’ll receive the experience and support I will need to commence my LPC.
“As the real estate market begins to recover, it’s an exciting time to join Newmanor with its unique approach to the delivery of legal services, specialising in a specific sector and providing a personal tailored service, entirely focused on the client and the outcome they need.”