20/04/2008

Law firm Gordons’ construction department expands with new appointment

Law firm Gordons’ construction department expands with new appointment

Leeds and Bradford law firm Gordons has strengthened its construction department with the appointment of solicitor Michael Oakes.

Michael was previously at Ford & Warren where he worked as a solicitor in commercial property litigation. In his new role Michael will be responsible for handling both dispute resolution and non-contentious work.

Speaking about his appointment, Michael, 28, said: “This is a great opportunity to join one of the most progressive law firms in the region. My background and experience complement the existing skills of those within the team and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the construction department’s continued success.”

Bradford-born Michael currently resides in Menston and, when he’s not keeping fit at the gym, he enjoys watching football and supporting Leeds Rhinos.

Richard Piper, head of construction at Gordons, added: “Michael is a talented lawyer with a very bright future, so we are delighted that he has decided to join Gordons. His appointment is indicative of the increased number of instructions the construction department has received over the past six months, and Michael’s proven litigation skills will enable us to continue to grow at pace.”