One of York’s leading law firms, Hethertons Solicitors has appointed a talented solicitor to join its strong commercial property team.

James Sweetzer has joined the firm, which has offices in York and Boroughbridge, from a firm in Leeds, having previously qualified as a solicitor with another firm in Cheshire in 2010.

He has wide expertise in commercial property law and has acted for both landlord and tenants on leasehold matters and leasehold commercial sales and purchases. He also has extensive experience in re-finance work, acting for both individuals and banks.

James said: ‘I am very excited to be working at one of York’s top firms and I hope to be able to use my expertise and experience in the commercial property sector to help Hethertons’ clients realise their aspirations.’

James has previously worked with well-known retailers, high street banks and large commercial developers in Yorkshire.