Sheffield based law firm Wosskow Brown Solicitors has announced it has further strengthened its strategic practice development with the appointment of Ian Osborn as new Partner and Head of Commercial Property.
The award-winning firm has hired Ian to build, develop and execute ambitious expansion plans which will see its commercial property team and its services offering significantly grow over the next 12 months.
This will be delivered through a targeted strategy of enhancements in the scope and pricing of the firms legal services, sourcing of talented individuals to reinforce client and lawyer relationships, and consolidation of a consistent regional delivery across both the Sheffield and Barnsley areas.
Having trained at an entrepreneurial city law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2012, Ian developed his career at regional law firm Banner Jones where he gained extensive experience of working with a broad range of clients on complex commercial property transactions, from charities, developers, landlords, lenders, pension funds, tenants and more.
Ian has proven ability of dealing with comprehensive leasehold matters, including assignments, grants, surrenders, subleases and variations and he has accrued concise and focused knowledge with regards to freehold or leasehold property leasing, purchase and sale, high-value secured facilities or re-financing products and site acquisition and disposal.
Commenting on the appointment, managing partner Ian Brown said: “We really are delighted that Ian has chosen to come on-board — he has precisely the focused blend of legal experience and entrepreneurial drive that Wosskow Brown focuses on in pressing practice development.
“Ian's appointment – together with recent departmental recruitment of legal assistant Brogan Ward and the impending appointment of a new trainee solicitor – guarantees that, as we expand, our clients can maintain their expectations of proactive, first-class support.”
Founding partner Michael Wosskow commented: “As a well-known law firm with an established history of client-focused solutions, we were keen to find a fellow partner who would be the 'right fit' within our culture, to promote our growth and our positioning as a leading commercial law firm.
“Ian ticks the boxes extremely well and we look forward to introducing him to our clients."
Ian added: “Having reached the zenith of my prior experience, I certainly aspired to a partnership-level appointment, in which I could both develop the manner in which scoped, targeted legal services were offered and the way in which they were priced.
“The opportunity to take up the reigns of an already-established and accomplished department, with a view to driving forward capability, efficiency, growth and personnel was simply too promising to overlook.
“I am excited to join the partnership and look forward to being a key part of the firm's structure and expansion.”