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Lancashire law firm adds to Property department


Lancashire law firm Southerns Solicitors has appointed a head to lead its property department, after developing a new property team.


Karen Piontek brings 20 years of experience to the Commercial and Residential Property team, said a spokesman for Southerns. She has acted for a wide range of corporate and individual clients throughout England and Wales – including SMEs, institutional landlords, charities and property funders – across a range of market sectors such as retail, manufacturing, financial, medical, education, creative industries and agriculture.


“Karen’s extensive background in real estate has given her a range of expertise – including Property Investment, Acquisition & Disposal, Bank Finance, Pension Fund Acquisitions, Utility Agreements, Development set up and Plot Sales, Agricultural, Title Rectification, Landlord & Tenant leases and Corporate Support.”


Managing Director of Southerns Solicitors, Neil Cronin, said:


“We are extremely proud of our services to the residential and commercial property sector – and our contribution to development in the Lancashire region.


“As a firm, we have a new team working across the property sector, and Karen brings experienced leadership, talent and expertise to the table, which is central to providing a premier service.


“We are delighted to welcome her and her new team on board and look forward to working with her to maintain and exceed our reputation as one of Lancashire’s top law firms.”


Karen Piontek added:


“It’s great to join the Southerns property team at our new modern offices at Lodge House in the centre of Burnley.


“Southerns has a clear strategy which is forward thinking and ambitious – with property being one of its core services.


“Delivering great results and service to every client – while improving internal procedures and streamlining processes – will improve the overall client experience.”


Southerns has also recently added to its Mental Health legal team and its Private Client department.



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