Schofield Sweeney continues to grow its offering to meet clients’ needs by expanding its commercial and corporate teams with the appointment of two new lawyers.

David Hunter (pictured below) joins the commercial team as a director. David acts for all types of businesses ranging from PLCs to SMEs and helps businesses at all stages of their life. He negotiates and drafts a wide range of commercial agreements and assists businesses in the management of risk and compliance issues.

David has significant experience and profile in the energy sector and in renewable energy, having worked as an in-house lawyer for almost 10 years at a company which operates globally in this sector. His appointment will ensure that the firm can provide a full service to the renewables sector, working alongside colleagues in property, finance, environment and regulatory.

“I am very pleased to join Schofield Sweeney. I share the firm’s commitment to providing straightforward legal advice to its clients. My time in industry has helped me to understand exactly what clients are looking for from their advisers. My aim is to understand my client’s business and its issues and to help it achieve business goals by providing practical advice and support on its journey,” said David.

Brian d’Arcy, solicitor, joins the corporate team where he specialises in corporate acquisitions and disposals (of both shares and assets), intra-group re-organisations (including share buybacks, share for share exchanges and share re-designations) and general corporate administration.

“I am delighted to have joined Schofield Sweeney. The firm enjoys a first-rate reputation for providing legal services to businesses and individuals both in Yorkshire and across the country. The ability to reassure clients with advice, which is practical, commercially astute and tailored to their needs is at the core of the firm’s ethos. There is also a straightforward, friendly and inclusive culture in the firm which makes it a great place to work,” said Brian.

“We’re glad to welcome David and Brian to the team. Their appointments build on the depth of expertise and resource which the firm has in corporate & commercial, enabling us to continue to deliver high-quality support and service to our clients,”concluded Karen Crutchley, partner, commercial.