Posted on 21st July 2011

New Commercial Property Lawyer for Latimer Hinks Solicitors

Latimer Hinks Solicitors, one of Darlington and County Durhams longest established law firms, has boosted its Commercial Property Department with the addition of a new lawyer.

Michael Shuker has joined the firm following ten years with Watson Burton, where he was most recently a member of the commercial property and real estate team.

His experience in the sector includes concluding lease and sale deals for and of businesses including PLCs in the UK and overseas, securing multi-million pound development funding, wind farm projects and retail work.

A former University of Northumbria student, Michael originally hails from Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire.

The Commercial Property Department at Latimer Hinks is led by a team of three Partners, Tim Haggie, Neil Stevenson and Nicola Neilson, each with proven track records in the field.

Such services as option agreements, negotiations with developers, developer agreements and advice for landlords and tenants, are delivered to Clients in the North East and across the country, as well as to overseas investors looking to establish property portfolios in the UK.

Latimer Hinks Managing and Senior Partner, Tim Haggie said: "The addition of Michael to our team builds upon the extensive experience we have in commercial property, reaching beyond the boundaries of what would be seen as the norm for a local firm, both in terms of service and in the geographical spread of our clients.

"Michael joins us with an impressive and diverse portfolio of work under his belt and I am confident he will become a key member of our team here at Latimer Hinks.

The firms range of expertise and services also covers legal is sues surrounding agricultural and residential property, wills and lasting powers of attorney, trusts, probate, long-term care, tax planning as well as commercial law (both property and general corporate/partnership work), alternative and renewable energy, disputes, business rescue and debt recovery and employment.

For more information about Latimer Hinks services, visit or call 01325 341500.