Yorkshire Law Firm Gordons Expands Property Litigation Team with Senior Solicitor Appointment

Friday 1st December 2017

Gordons has further enhanced its leading property litigation service with the appointment of an experienced solicitor.

Richard Jobes arrives at Gordons following five years at the Leeds office of national law firm Eversheds Sutherland. Whilst there, he worked within the litigation and dispute management group advising on high-profile projects including Thameslink and HS2.

Richard will advise Gordons’ clients on the full spectrum of property-related disputes, including lease renewals, dilapidations and compensation claims resulting from compulsory acquisition. The firm’s current property litigation clients include B&M, Charles Tyrwhitt, Iceland, Santander and Yorkshire Building Society.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “Gordons has a strong brand in the legal marketplace, excellent long-standing client relationships and a great culture. It’s a firm which is distinct because of its people and the way they deliver practical advice.

“This approach has seen the property litigation team build up a great deal of momentum both regionally and nationally. I aim to build upon these firm foundations by getting close to our existing clients, winning further new business and expanding the team.”

An English literature graduate, Richard worked briefly as a journalist for the Huddersfield Examiner and was also by-lined in music industry trade magazine MOJO. He then graduated in law at BPP University Law School, Leeds.

Welcoming Richard to the firm, Gordons’ partner and head of property litigation, Richard Cressall, said: “Richard is a straight-talker and an excellent lawyer, which is just the type of person we want at Gordons. We are all looking forward to working with him to further grow our property litigation offer.”

Gordons has offices in Leeds and Bradford and employs 196 people. For further information on the firm visit www.gordonsllp.com