People: PCL; LCF Residential; and more

Sheffield-based pneumatics specialist PCL is driving forward its partnership strategy for 2021 with the appointment of another professional to its sales team, as part of a restructuring of territories.

Laura Briggs joins PCL from construction industry giant, Hilti, where she gained a proven track record in building strong customer relationships.

Her in-depth experience made her the ideal candidate for her role at PCL, where she will be responsible for building existing relationships and developing new business for the PCL and TECALEMIT brands in the North of England, along the M62 corridor.

Briggs said: “I have been brought in to add value on the solutions side of the business.

“My mission is to really get to know the businesses PCL deals with and what makes them tick, looking at their strengths and weaknesses to work diligently with them as a partner, not just a supplier.

“Throughout COVID-19 PCL has maintained a focus on the bigger picture, they have still been recruiting and kept the sales team at work, pushing forward to support existing customers, whilst looking at gaps in the market and potential prospects.

“No one is just a number here, we are all working towards the same common goal.”

PCL sales director, Lee Wright, added: “Laura’s attitude and approach is perfectly aligned to our company values and dedication to helping our customers to develop long-term and flourish.

“COVID-19 has been devastating for many industries, and we are completely committed to supporting our partners and customers to make it through this.

“Laura’s intent to gain insight and add value to the businesses we deal with is exactly what we are looking for, and we are delighted to welcome her onboard.”


Experienced residential property conveyancer, Liam Gray, has been appointed at LCF Residential, following a record period of growth at the conveyancing arm of Yorkshire law firm, LCF Law.

Gray has worked in the legal industry since 2009 and joins from a Leeds-based law firm where he was conveyancing manager.

He has nine years’ specialist conveyancing experience working on a mixed caseload of freehold, leasehold, lease extensions, right to buy, buy to let, shared ownership, transfer of equity, new builds and remortgages.

He also has specific knowledge of dealing with complex and high net worth residential conveyancing.

Gray said: “LCF Residential is highly recommended by its clients and gets excellent reviews across the board for its service levels.

“It has a great team led by an award-winning lawyer and I was keen to join such a successful firm that works for clients in Yorkshire, but also across the UK and overseas.”

Head of residential property, Julie Davis, said: “Liam joins us as a senior conveyancing executive as our business continues to expand following a very busy time in the property market.

“We were impressed with Liam’s dedication to his clients, the rapport he builds with them and his relationship management skills with referrers.

“Liam is also very good at managing teams and is very personable.

“He’s a strategic thinker and has good contacts in the property market, and we feel that he will fit in well with our team of 25 at LCF Residential.”


Natalie Ingram

Natalie Ingram and Paige Duller are the latest associates to join the property litigation team within Clarion’s growing real estate practice.

After qualifying in 2016, Ingram worked for two international law firms before taking on an in-house role.

She has a strong track record in advising on a broad range of contentious property matters, including commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes for public and private sector clients, covering commercial lease renewals, dilapidations, breach of covenant and break clause matters.

She also has experience in advising developer clients on vacant possession strategies and on land compensation matters.

With seven years’ experience in commercial property, Duller has moved to Clarion to specialise in property litigation.

She trained with a firm in London, which specialised in serving clients in the healthcare sector, after having worked in the commercial property practice of another well-known regional firm.

She has experience in a variety of property matters, including landlord and tenant matters, residential disputes, development and property finance. She has acted for a wide variety of clients, from individuals to investment landlords and large corporate groups.

Paige Duller

Sophie Morley, partner and head of the property litigation team, said: “With Paige and Natalie’s appointments taking the real estate team to 33 lawyers and the property litigation team to four, we have the strength in depth to cover all aspects of property disputes and demand for our specialist property litigation services is continuing to grow.

“With her fantastic pedigree in commercial property, both in private practice and in house, Natalie is a valuable asset to the team.

“Likewise, Paige brings experience of residential and commercial transactions and litigation, adding to our capacity and skills.”

Ingram said: “With one of the largest real estate teams in the region, the wide variety of matters that such a busy property litigation practice offers will be a valuable learning experience for me and I am looking forward to working with the wide range of clients of the property litigation team.”

Duller added: “Clarion is a great fit for me as I share the firm’s commercial and pragmatic approach, and I am also excited to be working as part of a fast-growing, innovative and client-driven team.”