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Oct 28, 2019 #Business

Close Thornton LLP, based in Duke Street, Darlington has appointed two associate solicitors to its corporate team.

Simon Ellis and Stephen Bennett bring a wealth of expertise to further support the firm’s range of business services.

Simon Ellis has 19 years’ experience in private practice. During his career he has gained experience in various areas of law but specialises in commercial property and conveyancing. With qualifications in health and safety, Simon has worked for a regional mechanical company where he managed his department.  A keen walker, Simon enjoys travelling to Europe and organising sporting events.

Stephen Bennett has recently qualified as a solicitor having gained a first-class honours degree at Northumbria University.  Since then he has spent two years in practice gaining experience in all aspects of commercial law including commercial litigation, employment law, disputes and commercial property.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys travelling and plays golf both locally and nationally.

Close Thornton is recognised in the region as one the longest established law firms.  The firm focuses heavily on the combined services of legal and property to both private and commercial clients.

Shaun Burke, senior partner, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon and Stephen to the team.  They are excellent candidates and have exactly the right experience and approach for us. They have an exciting future here and we wish them every success in their roles.”

Simon added:  “Having worked in the region for a few years, I am pleased to have joined the team here at Close Thornton. I have always held them in high regard and to have the opportunity to continue developing the commercial department here is a great move for me.”

Stephen commented: “This is a great step forward for me at this point in my career. I am eager to continue developing my experience and to become a member of the Close Thornton team is ideal.”

By Claudia

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