Sunday, December 5, 2021

Knights reveals Derby partners

Law firm Knights has announced the initial six partners who will be joining its new Derby office.


Commercial lawyer, Andrew Pilkington will head up the Derby office.Pilkington, who has more than 20 years’ expertise both in private practice and as an in-house advisor at Rolls Royce, joins the firm as managing partner in Derby. He will be joined by a team of 13, including six partners, based at their new Pride Park home.He said: “If you consider the transformation since CEO David Beech took the helm and the clear vision for the future, it’s certainly an exciting prospect to be leading Knights’ new Derby office and to play a part in its continuing success.”Joining Pilkington are five more partners including David Williams, a corporate and commercial partner with more than 30 years’ experience.He said: “It is an exciting prospect to join a firm with Knights’ reputation, especially at this stage in my career. It’s an opportunity for me to create a real legal legacy in the region before I retire.“I have spoken to former equity partners at Knights and they are extremely passionate and enthusiastic about their new corporate business structure.“Knights has a great reputation for delivering excellent services to its clients and I am looking forward to working with them in Derby.”Mike Sullivan join Knights as a partner in the real estate team. He said: “It’s a really exciting time to be working with Knights and I’m really glad to be a part of it. “Since qualifying in 2006 I have worked throughout the East Midlands and know the local real estate market very well.“I’m looking forward to working with businesses in and around Derby and the East Midlands.The new team will be joined by existing Knights’ partners Hélène Maillet-Vioud and Jonathan Tyson who are moving over from the firm’s Staffordshire-based head office.

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