Yorkshire law firm Gordons has expanded its property disputes team with the appointment of an experienced solicitor.

Sarah Coates-Madden joins Gordons from Bhayani Law where she built a litigation department from scratch to service the needs of clients across property, civil and commercial litigation issues.

With 15 years’ property disputes experience, Sarah has advised private and corporate clients across a range of sectors including leisure, hospitality and charities. Her experience spans commercial and residential property disputes including lease renewals, forfeiture, dilapidations disputes, rent arrears, and breaches of covenant.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “Gordons’ is highly regarded for its property disputes expertise both regionally and nationally, so I am very pleased to be joining a firm known for its expert capabilities and practical, effective advice. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to grow our offer and to secure further instructions from existing and new clients.”

Welcoming Sarah to the firm, head of property disputes, Richard Cressall, said: “Sarah brings a wealth of experience across a wide range of property disputes to the firm and has worked in numerous sectors. This varied background, combined with her ability, personable approach and commitment to outstanding client service, means Sarah is a great addition to our team."