Portfolio - Issue 5 - Autumn 2018 - Page 85



NEWS
Lee Gilder and Jacqueline Emmerson
LAW FIRM STRENGTHENS
COMMERCIAL TEAM WITH
NEW APPOINTMENT
A North East law firm is celebrating the expansion of its
commercial team with a new key appointment.
Emmersons Solicitors has announced
the appointment of commercial law
specialist, Lee Gilder, during a time of
growth and success for the company.
The rm has appointed the graduate
legal executive to oversee both residential
and commercial legal work, including
support for clients purchasing and selling
property, assisting landlords in acquiring
commercial tenants, and tenants taking
on new leases as well as assisting clients
who are dealing with commercial
renance.
Emmersons Solicitors Managing
Director, Jacqueline Emmerson, who
launched the rm in 1998, said: “Lee is a
fantastic addition to our commercial team
as we look to continue to grow this
department regionally and nationally. He
has brought his enthusiasm and skill set to
Emmersons Solicitors where he has
settled into our team very quickly.
“The rm is consistently growing and
we have experienced an impressive
period of expansion, which we are looking
forward to continuing. Now is an
important time for us to be making key
appointments in line with our growth
strategy, and we are condent that Lee
will continue to adapt professionally
alongside the rm’s development.
“Lee’s appointment and personality has
allowed us to develop further
relationships with local businesses, which
has in turn increased our work ow and
client base.”
In the past three years the size and
turnover at the rm has doubled, with
increases in turnover YOY across several
of its departments; notably within its
private client work, which is made up of
wills and probate, lasting power of
attorney and family cases, with an
increase of 74%. The residential and
commercial conveyancing departments
have both seen an increase of 35% in the
last three years.
Lee received his graduate diploma in
law and legal practice from Northumbria
University, and went on to establish his
career at Sintons Law before joining
Emmersons Solicitors.
Lee said: “I was delighted to accept the
role at Emmersons, which allowed me to
work across both residential and
commercial projects. Jacqueline and the
team are very supportive of career and
personal progression, and because of that
I have been able to continue professional
qualications.
“The service at Emmersons is
professional, bespoke and personal – the
rm has instilled client care as part of its
culture. I admired these values and I feel
privileged to be part of a rm which really
cares and supports its clients and the local
community.”
For more information on Emmersons Solicitors please visit www.emmersons-solicitors.co.uk
ISSUE 05 : AUTUMN 2018
85

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