Turner Parkinson Real Estate Builds

Independent business law firm Turner Parkinson has set out plans to grow its Real Estate business with the strategic hire of four senior lawyers into its Real Estate team in Manchester.

Real estate lawyers Jonathan Kay and Quentin Duckworth have joined TP as partner and associate, whilst Andrew Rimmer and Emma Judge, a well known duo in the construction world, also join as partners.

TP Head of Real Estate, Paul Bibby, says "We've grown the team organically over the last 3 or 4 years and built a high performing, solid platform from which to grow further as our market has continued to recover and develop. While we have been focused on organic growth, we have been looking for the right people who could help us kick on to the next level - so we are delighted to welcome Jonathan, Quentin, Andrew and Emma to Turner Parkinson.

Jonathan's arrival massively enhances the strategic outlook of the team, whilst Quentin gives us more strength in depth. The addition of Andrew and Emma to the team is also great news for us, and their mixed contentious and non-contentious construction practice adds a new service line to our real estate offering. I'm really proud of what we have achieved over the last 4 years, and excited about our plans moving forward. Having tripled sales over the last 3 years, we are looking at significant further growth with our new signings."

It is relatively unusual for Turner Parkinson to make senior hires from outside the firm, as the business has been focused on organic growth in recent times, increasing sales significantly year on year while keeping its headcount more or less static. "We are very careful about making sure any senior recruitment works on two levels", explained Mark Openshaw-Blower, Managing Partner. "First they have to be the right kind of people and their skill-sets have to compliment what we already have. Secondly, if a hire isn't going to meet the demanding financial metrics to which the rest of the firm works, then we don't do it. We are looking to do far more than double sales by doubling headcount - many in our industry have tried that and ultimately can’t make it work. We want to grow in a managed way, to build a high performing business, with the right people delivering top quality services to our mid-market client base."