Sintons praised for real estate expertise and strong client base


Sintons’ specialist real estate team has won praise from Chambers 2020 for its legal expertise, wide-ranging specialism and “impressive” client base.

The firm was hailed for its ability to act in a host of sectors, with particular “expertise” in the healthcare property market, and strong capability in sectors including retail, leisure and waste-to-energy.

The real estate team, one of the biggest and fastest-growing of its kind in the North East, is said to have a first-rate client roster comprising major organisations, residential developers and banks, among many others.

Its work in agricultural property matters on behalf of farmers, landowners and rural businesses was highlighted, with Tom Wills being named as a key name in this area.

Mark Dobbin, head of real estate, was praised for being “very thorough and precise” and for his broad range of expertise in handling a wide range of matters related to commercial and residential property, including large-scale development projects, complex leasing arrangements and real estate finance.

Partner Paul Liddle is also hailed as a notable name in real estate, with huge levels of experience and a particular presence in industrial and energy-related property development. One client said: “He is very experienced and diligent, and he very much has our best interests at heart.”

Chambers’ praise of Sintons’ real estate offering echoes the rankings from Legal 500 2019, which also highlighted the firm’s regular presence in major transactions and ability to act in a broad range of specialist sectors.

Mark Quigley, managing partner of Sintons, said: “Our real estate has a rightful reputation as one of the leading advisors in this area in the North of England, and to again have this independently confirmed by Chambers is a huge endorsement of what we do here. We are growing strongly and winning new work on a national basis, and we are delighted our efforts are being acknowledged.

“The findings of Chambers echo those of Legal 500 in highlighting the legal capability we have and our breadth of expertise, which truly make us stand out from the crowd. Real estate is a key area for Sintons and our ongoing growth as a firm, and the increasing levels of instructions, underpinned by the addition of new legal excellence to the team, stands us in very good stead for the future.”


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