Freeths Solicitors have announced the launch of its 12th office in Liverpool’s prestigious 20 Chapel Street building.
The office will initially have two partners and support staff based in the city with the aim of recruiting more staff over the coming months. The strong network of Freeths’ other UK offices will also provide support to the new location.
Andy Nichol and Luke Hopkins both join Freeths from DWF LLP and are well established in the Liverpool business community.
Colin Flanagan, chairman of Freeths, commented: “This is an exciting venture for us to expand further in the north-west. The office location is great and we are pleased to join other businesses such as Ernst & Young, Barclays and Liverpool Football Club in the grade A space. Both Andy and Luke are well known in their sectors – we look forward to them being part of our team and helping to grow our presence in the region.”
Nichol will be managing partner of the new office and was previously executive partner for DWF’s Liverpool office, heading up their property team. He acts for institutional and private investors, dealing with the acquisition, management and disposal of commercial property assets and has over 15 years’ experience in property finance, having worked on behalf of most main lending banks.
Meanwhile, Hopkins is a real estate partner with over 12 years’ experience. He has acted for UK and international investors, with a particular focus on the acquisition, management, development and disposal of retail and office assets. Hopkins previously headed up the property finance team at DWF’s Liverpool office.
Before this new venture, Freeths have offices throughout the UK in Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield and Stoke.