Cullimore Dutton Solicitors, one of Chester’s oldest family law firms, has announced the appointment of experienced commercial property solicitor, Rachel Phillips, who joined the practice this week.

Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips

A Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association, Ms Phillips will head the firm’s busy Commercial Property department.

Phillips, who qualified in 2008 after completing her degree at Durham University achieved a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester. She will lead a team of three specialist solicitors and one trainee solicitor who along with the departmental administrative staff act for property owners, landlords, commercial tenants and developers across Cheshire and North Wales.

Phillips said: ’I have always been impressed by the strength in depth of expertise of the Cullimore Dutton team, so it is a pleasure to be joining such a well-established law firm that I have long admired. My aim is to continue offering the outstanding levels of service to clients for which the firm is renowned.’

’What’s clear to anyone working in the region right now is that what the business community craves most is certainty, that is particularly true of the commercial property sector as the Brexit negotiations ratchet up. The city of Chester is proving resilient thanks largely to its dynamic hospitality and retail environment, so there continues to be plenty of opportunity to grow our commercial lease work. I’m looking forward to doing just that.’

The historic White Friars-based law firm marked its 225th anniversary year in 2017.