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 firm 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 refinance.

Emmersons Solicitors managing director, Jacqueline Emmerson, who launched the firm 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 firm 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 confident that Lee will continue to adapt professionally alongside the firm’s development.

“Lee’s appointment and personality has allowed us to develop further relationships with local businesses, which has in turn increased our work flow and client base.”

In the past three years the size and turnover at the firm 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 qualifications.

“The service at Emmersons is professional, bespoke and personal – the firm has instilled client care as part of its culture. I admired these values and I feel privileged to be part of a firm which really cares and supports its clients and the local community.”