Clarion has expanded its commercial and IT practice with the appointment of experienced lawyer Victoria Leadley as a legal director.
Ms Leadley brings seventeen years of legal experience to her new role. She has held a number of in-house roles, having trained as a lawyer with BAE Systems where she gained a valuable insight into business needs and was exposed to a range of legal disciplines, in addition to developing key commercial skills.
She then spent almost ten years with a law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne as managing associate in its Commercial team, advising both private and public sector bodies on a range of commercial issues, as well as undertaking a number of secondments with businesses.
She joins from British Engines where she spent nearly four years as legal counsel and compliance officer, providing legal advice to all businesses within the group.
“Demand for our services has continued to grow, based on the strength of our reputation, and Victoria’s expertise will be a valuable boost to the team,” said Matthew Hattersley, partner and head of Clarion’s Commercial and IT team.
“With her extensive track record in commercial roles, both in-house and within a law firm, she will add further strength in depth.”