Four new appointments for Leeds law firm

Tim Halstead, Shulmans managing partner, with the new recruits

UK top 200 corporate law firm, Shulmans LLP, is kickstarting the new year with the appointment of a new partner, two associates and a business development manager.

Julie Carr joins Shulmans as a partner within the Residential Development unit of the Real Estate team, bringing 15 years’ experience in the property sector.

Carr’s extensive knowledge includes work on complex residential and mixed use developments, acquisitions, site disposals and extensive agreement types; acting on behalf of prominent clients from across the UK.

Further strengthening the Real Estate team is Peter Woods who joins as an associate within the Commercial Property unit.

Joining Shulmans after over a decade at DLA Piper, his experience includes advising national retailers in the management of property portfolios relating to acquisitions, disposals and estate management, in addition to extensive work with private equity investors and funders on property finance matters.

Shulmans’ award winning Debt Recovery Unit also welcomes a new member to its ranks, Donna Bibby, who will operate as client relationship and business development manager.

Bibby has extensive experience within the credit movement and debt recovery industry, with expertise in collections, enforcing CCJs and handling insolvency issues.

QCAS, a division of Shulmans and recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of conveyancing services, will also benefit from a new associate within the team, Katrina Allen who joins from Winston Solicitors.

Allen brings over 17 years’ experience within the sector providing advice to financial advisors, estate agents and property companies on all manner of property transactions including freehold, leasehold, new build, help-to-buy, shared equity, shared ownership, auction properties and retirement flats.

Tim Halstead, Shulmans managing partner, said: “We are delighted to start the new year by announcing our new recruits. As a UK top 200 corporate law firm, we are very much focussed on giving our clients the highest standard of service, so we’re incredibly pleased to welcome such a diverse group of talent to the firm.

“Shulmans’ sustained success is testament to the outstanding legal talent within our ever-growing team. These four new appointments announced today secure our position as one of the UK’s fastest rising full service corporate law firms.”

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