West Midlands’ law firm mfg Solicitors has bolstered its widely-respected commercial division with two specialist appointments.
Commercial property expert Samantha Paxton has joined mfg as an associate from Birmingham firm Eversheds with fellow associate Janet Humphries, a corporate specialist with a reputation for leading complex investment transactions, moving to mfg from Worcestershire firm, Thursfields.
With an eight-year career, Samantha specialises in a variety of commercial matters including estate management for private and public sector landlords and tenants, property sale and lease back deals and acquisitions.
Janet, an experienced corporate lawyer who has advised clients across the UK over the past 20 years, is an expert in business transfers, corporate finance and has carved a reputation for advising businesses seeking financial investment.
Working across mfg’s offices in the West Midlands, both will be working alongside commercial partner, Sarah Astbury.
Sarah Astbury, said: “Samantha and Janet both join us with outstanding reputations for their expertise, experience and advice across a whole host of corporate and commercial legal matters.
“Together they will be immense assets to mfg and for our clients as we continue to develop services we provide across both the public and private sectors.
“They join at a time of growth and both have the calibre to fit seamlessly into what is an already experienced team. I am certain they will contribute to the ongoing success of the firm in the months and years ahead.”
Justin Parker, partner and head of the commercial property division at mfg Solicitors, added: “Samantha and Janet have the qualities all modern legal professionals require. They are talented, well-respected and carry first rate reputations. They will no doubt add extra dimensions to mfg and the department.”
mfg’s commercial division deals with a wide spectrum of property, corporate and transactional matters, with expanding niche expertise in the hospitality industry, including many Michelin starred restaurants, healthcare and dentistry.