Huddersfield and Leeds law firm Holden Smith has grown its specialist commercial property team with the appointment of commercial property solicitor, Peter Foxall.

Foxall will be based at the firm’s Leeds Crossgates office and will act on a range of commercial property matters including commercial leases, commercial refinance and site acquisition.

Commenting on the appointment, James Smith, director at Holden Smith, said: “Peter is a well-respected and highly-regarded figure on the commercial property circuit having worked at several firms throughout North and West Yorkshire.

“We are delighted he has chosen to join Holden Smith, and his appointment is prestigious for us. We have worked with Peter in the past and he has always been the oracle of all things commercial property law. His experience will be invaluable in driving forward our growing commercial property team and our clients will benefit hugely from the depth of knowledge Peter brings with him.”

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Foxall commented: “I have known James and David for some years and have been extremely impressed with the way they have grown Holden Smith from a team of just three to over 50 staff across three offices in just over three years. They have done things differently to shake up the market and the quality of work the firm continues to attract is excellent.

“I am delighted to have joined the firm and am already enjoying exploring how we further develop our commercial property team based around the best people giving straightforward, commercially sound advice on what can often be a complex area of law.”

Holden Smith was founded in 2019 by James Smith and David Bancroft. The firm has offices in Huddersfield, Halifax and Leeds and operates across residential and commercial property law, wills and probate and family law.

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