Clarion’s 13-strong commercial and IT law team, one of the largest in Yorkshire, is continuing to expand with the appointment of a fourth associate, Kate Imeson.
With experience of advising a range of national and international clients on commercial agreements, Kate has worked closely with a well-known grocery retail platform offering external legal advice to in-house counsel.
She has also provided package travel and commercial advice to the travel and leisure industry.
Partner Matthew Hattersley, who leads Clarion’s commercial law team, comments: “Kate is a very capable commercial and IT lawyer who will be a valuable asset as we continue to build the practice. With three partners and four legal directors, we have become one of the most experienced commercial teams in the region and we are committed to developing young talent having also welcomed another two newly qualified lawyers to the team last September.”
“Given the complexity of IT and data issues, together with an increasing focus on cost-effective advice, we are seeing demand for our specialist services increase and it is vital that we continue to invest in growing the team.”
Kate adds: “This is a really exciting opportunity to develop my career with this leading commercial practice. As well as working with businesses of all sizes across the UK, the team also works internationally, and I’m looking forward to working with such experienced colleagues.”
Clarion’s commercial team provides strategic advice for companies when negotiating and documenting new and changing business relationships. Working nationally and internationally, the team aims to help businesses secure their goals, manage risk and build in commercial benefits.