North East law firm Hay & Kilner has further strengthened the senior team in its commercial property department with the appointment of Jonathan Bone.
Jonathan has joined the Newcastle-headquartered firm as a partner and brings almost 20 years’ experience to his new role, most of which has been gained with high-profile firms in the North East legal sector.
He has worked on commercial property projects with businesses of all sizes, from North East SMEs and local landowners through to major national developers and large listed housebuilders, and has extensive experience of managing investment sales and acquisitions, portfolio management, landlord/tenant matters and site development projects.
Jonathan says: “The North East property market is continuing to thrive, and while many businesses are examining their future needs in the light of changing ways of working, there are always going to be opportunities to develop quality projects.
“Our region is also very highly regarded as a business destination, with a succession of UK and international companies deciding to base themselves here in recent years, and we expect to see this trend continuing.
“I’d always enjoyed dealing with the Hay & Kilner team throughout my career and I’d noticed a real step change recently in its outlook.
“The firm is showing a great deal of ambition both in its recruitment plans and its new headquarters, and it’s a really vibrant place to be.”
Hay & Kilner is one of North East England's leading independent law firms and provides comprehensive legal advice across every aspect of the law to businesses and individuals from both within and outside the region.
Nicola Tiffen, partner and head of the commercial property department, adds: "Jonathan is a very highly regarded practitioner with an impressive track record in the commercial property sector.
“His appointment adds to an already-strong senior team here and will help us realise the ambitious goals we have for the department’s development through this year and beyond.”
If you have any questions regarding commercial property, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jonathan or another member of the team.