New appointments made as team strengthened

2nd November 2020

We are pleased to welcome four new recruits to the firm as we continue to put clients at the heart of what we do.

Richard Baum, an associate solicitor, joins the residential property team. Richard’s expertise is in residential property transactions and will focus on providing bespoke services to high net worth individuals, investment and property trading companies as well as established clients of the firm.

“I am excited to join Schofield Sweeney as an associate solicitor. Schofield Sweeney is an established and well-respected law firm in Yorkshire and provides quality legal services to both private and commercial clients across the country.” Richard Baum.

The firm has also strengthened its commercial property offering with the appointment of solicitors Emma Wilson and Thomas Keighley. Emma acts for businesses and individual clients, providing expertise and guidance on a whole range of commercial property matters. She specialises in advising on commercial landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals and real estate finance transactions.

“I am thrilled to be joining the commercial property team at Schofield Sweeney on qualification as a solicitor. I am looking forward to advising on a wide range of commercial property matters and really getting to know our client’s businesses and individual needs. Schofield Sweeney’s values of providing a personal, yet pragmatic, service for its clients is something I really align with.”
Emma Wilson.

Thomas advises on a broad range of matters including investment and development, corporate support (including share and asset acquisitions) and works with funds, investors, commercial landlords and tenants, educational organisations and property developers.

Elsewhere, Jack Firman joins the commercial team as a solicitor. His specialisms include data protection matters, commercial agreements and regulatory advice. He also advises clients on commercial contracts, handling data protection issues and regulatory matters, offering solutions to the commercial pressures faced by clients.

“I am delighted to be joining the Schofield Sweeney team in Leeds as a commercial solicitor. I am looking forward to leveraging my experience both in house and in private practice to help clients with commercial, data protection and wider legal matters. Training in Leeds, I have seen first-hand the quality of businesses in the region, both large and small, and I look forward to helping our clients navigate the changing legal and commercial conditions brought on by COVID-19 and Brexit and helping them to achieve their business aims.” Jack Firman.

Graham Sweeney, chief operating officer, added: “Although these are challenging times for everyone, we are determined to continue to deliver a quality service to our clients and invest in our teams. So it is excellent to be able to welcome Emma, Jack, Richard and Thomas to the firm, to add to the expertise our teams already have and enable us to continue to help and support our clients.”

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Photo (clockwise from top left): Richard Baum, Emma Wilson, Jack Firman and Thomas Keighley

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