Law firm Dutton Gregory is delighted to announce a hattrick of appointments to meet the demand of two of its thriving property divisions.
Graduates Chloe Copping and Lucy Harris have both joined the firm to strengthen its Landlord & Tenant Team, which is seeing a surge in activity as people adapt to situations brought about by the pandemic in the past year.
After both beginning their studies in law at college, Chloe at Portsmouth College and Lucy at Baron Perveril, the two graduated with law degrees from the University of Portsmouth and University of Surrey.
‘Though I covered a lot of areas of law during my studies, it is great to focus on one niche service in depth,’ says Chloe. I am enjoying apply my knowledge to gaining experience of the specific procedures involved in Landlord & Tenant issues, such as Possession Claims, Dilapidations and Debt Claims, Block Management and Service Charge disputes.’
‘I have always been interested in the law and started studying the subject as soon as I could at Barton Peveril College,’ explains Lucy. ‘I think what attracted me most to the subject was the ‘problem-solving’ nature of the law and how it can find solutions to resolve problems of difficulties. I don’t think there is a better example of that than in Landlord & Tenant relationships.’’
The third Legal Executive to join Dutton Gregory is Megan Draper who has relocated to Hampshire from her hometown in Norfolk and now works in the firm Residential Property Team.
Megan begun her career arranging the financing for people who claimed legal expenses on their household insurance policies, but in 2018 decided to move into the legal profession and worked for three years as a Legal Assistant in the residential property team of a law firm in Norwich.
‘I really enjoyed learning about the different issues involved in the wide variety of properties people live in and no two days are ever the same,’ she says. ‘I was delighted to have my experience recognised and be offered the opportunity to progress my career in the fee earning position of such a reputable and busy firm as Dutton Gregory.’
‘We are very proud to be in a position to offer opportunities to new legal talent,’ says Gina Peters, Partner and Head of Landlord & Tenant at Dutton Gregory. ‘The property industry was the first to restart after the national hiatus and we are finding there is an increasing demand on our services as people adjust to the new positions they find themselves in, so we are very appreciative of the assistance of these new and much-needed recruits.’