One of the North East’s longest established law firms has strengthened its property specialism with its latest appointment.
Phil Dean has joined Newcastle-based Samuel Phillips Law as Head of Commercial Property, bringing with him more than 20 years of legal expertise in the commercial property sector, acting for blue chip clients across the North of England and beyond.
Sharon Boyd, Chief Executive at Samuel Phillips Law, said: “Phil has a very impressive track record, is very well regarded in the North East (and beyond), and will be able to hit the ground running, which is great news for existing and new clients.
“His experience, expertise and astute commercial sense will add an extra dimension to our legal services. Phil will drive the development of our services in commercial property law across all sectors, and we’re delighted to have recruited someone of his calibre.
“This is our hundredth year in Newcastle, and we aim to strengthen our services and position Samuel Phillips Law as a recognised expert in each of its established areas, from property to probate, dispute resolution to family law and more. Phil’s appointment marks another step forward for us in one of our key growth areas.”
Phil Dean first worked as a commercial property solicitor for Gordons in Yorkshire before moving to the North East and working with Ward Hadaway and Mincoff Jacksons. He then established PG Legal in 2011, which specialises in commercial property work. Phil left PG Legal earlier this year to pursue other interests.
His clients during his legal career have included Sage, Northern Rock, Bannatynes, Morrisons Supermarkets, Bass Brewery, Peter Blacks, Ponden Mill, Timothy Taylors Brewery, Arcadia Group, The Works Bookstore, Arch and Nottinghamshire County Council. He has been recognised by Chambers legal directory for his work with FTSE 100 clients.
Phil Dean said: “I’m thrilled to be joining a firm of Samuel Phillips’ long-established pedigree. The approach of the firm, with its emphasis on first class advice, value for money and genuine personal approach is really important to clients.
“It’s also good to be working from Newcastle again and seeing the positive changes that have happened – many as a result of NE1’s work – across the city.”
Samuel Phillips Law was established in 1919, so celebrates its hundredth anniversary this year. Based on Grey Street, Newcastle, the firm works across a range of sectors including business, education, health, charity and the public sector. It also works with individuals and families in all areas of personal law, including serious injury, wills and probate, family law and dispute resolution.
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