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Commercial property specialist joins firm

Atherton Godfrey has appointed an additional commercial property solicitor to its commercial property department.

Phil Taylor joins the firm from Birmingham City Council where he has worked for the past 11 years, handling a wide range of property matters relating to the council’s extensive land ownership and commercial property portfolio.

He has experience of drafting and negotiating leases of shops, office and community properties, drafting and negotiating licences for subletting, and deeds of variation. He has also been involved in the property due diligence and negotiation of a loan and debenture for the secured lending on a multi-million pound redevelopment project.

Phil also has experience of freehold disposals and the drafting of leases linked to the granting of contracts for the delivery of services across multiple sites.

In addition, Phil can provide conveyancing services for property auctions and can draw on his experience of investigating unregistered titles involving bundles of title deeds covering large parcels of land.

Sarah Naylor, partner and head of the firms commercial property department, commented: “We are delighted to welcome¬† Phil to the firm. He brings with him a wealth of valuable skills and experience that will further strengthen our commercial property offering.

Phil added: “I am looking forward to being a part of the firms’ ongoing growth and development. “