Napthens real estate
From left: Deborah Turner, John Lomax, Paul Hardy, James Allison and Earle Brady of Napthens’ real estate team

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.

Paul Hardy has joined Napthens’ Blackpool & Fylde office after 17 years at Manchester law firm Hempsons, where he trained and became a partner. He has expertise in areas including landlord and tenant issues including agreements for lease and development work, freehold disposals and acquisitions and general estate management work.

John Lomax comes to Napthens following 12 years with Hill Dickinson, and prior to that with niche property law firm Bullivant Jones, both in Liverpool. He will be based at the firm’s Preston office.

Lomax is a retail specialist with a focus on new store openings, estate portfolio reorganisation and management including strategic planning.

James Allison, head of Napthens’ real estate division, said: “This is an exciting time for the real estate team. A busy property market, strong demand for our services and the opening of new offices in the region over the past few months, have meant fresh opportunities and new clients coming on board.

“Our reputation in the region means we are in the fortunate position of being able to recruit top class, highly experienced new members to the team who will bring real benefits for our clients.”

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