Napthens recruits partners for real estate

Napthens has hired two experienced commercial property lawyers to join its Blackpool and Preston offices, from Hempsons and Hill Dickinson respectively.

Napthens hires from Brabners

Solicitor Deborah Turner has joined the commercial property team at Napthens in Preston, following eight years at rival Brabners.

Village pub handed to community

Robinson Brewery, represented by Savills, has sold the Running Pump in Catforth, Preston to a private investor, who has gifted it to the community.

New starters at Brabners

Law firm Brabners has appointed Jonathon Waterhouse as a solicitor in its real estate team and Oliver Andrews as a solicitor in dispute resolution, both in Preston.

Preston VAT avoiders banned

Brothers Asif Ibrahim Bux and Firoz Ibrahim Bux, directors of property development firm Goldace Estates Ltd, have been disqualified for 16 years in total for failure to pay VAT worth around £1.3m to HM Revenue & Customs.