Stockport-based law firm, SAS Daniels, has appointed Roger Allsup from DWF to establish a construction and engineering practice as an extension of the firm’s property team.
Allsup has 27 years’ experience in the North West construction industry. He said: “Clients in the construction and engineering sector need a lawyer who understands the issues they face on the ground, giving forthright, practical guidance, on each element of a construction project from tender to practical completion. We see ourselves as an extension of a client’s in-house and professional teams, not ivory tower academics.”
Tom Cressey, partner and joint head of SAS Daniels’ property team, said: “I’ve known Roger by reputation for some years now and I’m delighted that he has chosen to join us. He’s well known for his tough advocacy on his clients’ behalf and I’m very much looking forward to working alongside him. Exciting times lie ahead.
“Roger’s appointment is part of our wider growth strategy to add complementary sectors to our already thriving service areas, such as development. Our property team has seen 85% growth [in fee income to £2.5m] in just two years and we’re dealing with strong demand from our clients in the construction sector, giving us a real need for skilled and experienced lawyers like Roger.”