We have boosted our Leeds office with the appointment of a new banking partner and property solicitor.
Gary Grigor joins as a Partner in our banking team, having previously worked as a Legal Director at Addleshaw Goddard. Jasdeep Lall, joins as a solicitor in our securitisation team, having also previously worked at Addleshaw Goddard. Both additions to the firm are integral to our commitment to grow our northern operations, complementing the firm’s already established social housing presence nationwide.
Gary has spent the majority of his career advising borrowers, banks, institutional investors and lead arrangers on debt finance matters, predominantly within the social housing sector and is a recognised practitioner in the legal directories, renowned for his ‘excellent sector knowledge’ and extensive experience in advising on managing high-value private bond issues.
Jasdeep qualified as a Barrister in 2009. Jasdeep acts for borrowers, funders and security trustees on property securitisation arrangements and works closely with Chris Drabble, complementing Devonshires’ extensive experience in this field of expertise.
Chris Drabble, founding Partner of Devonshires’ Leeds office said: “The response to our Leeds office since its inception, just 3 months ago, amongst Devonshires’ existing and ever-growing client base, has been more than we could ever wish for. Gary’s banking expertise and reputation in the sector, coupled with Jasdeep’s specialist experience, demonstrates Devonshires’ commitment to recruiting high calibre practitioners to ensure we can realise our ambitions and fulfil the growing demand for our services.”
Gary added: “The opportunity to join the partnership at Devonshires, the name synonymous with social housing finance, is the pinnacle of my career. The commitment and ambition shown by the partners to deliver a dedicated client-delivering northern office, coupled with the uncompromising quality that Devonshires is renowned for nationwide, is second to none.”
We opened our Leeds office in Park Square in February 2017. The team specialises in banking, property and employment matters, with a particular emphasis on social housing operations.
To celebrate the opening of the Leeds office, a launch party is being held on 15th June 2017. Please contact us for more information.