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Candice Birch, Mason Thomas Law

Mason Thomas Law welcomes experienced commercial property lawyer to the team

Sheffield-based Mason Thomas Law has appointed experienced commercial property lawyer Candice Birch.

Making the move from Wilford Smith, Candice joins the growing law firm which is based near Sheffield Parkway and headed by lawyer and Managing Director Cathy Thomas.

Candice brings 7 years’ experience in the commercial property sectors to her new role at Mason Thomas Law, including roles at Ironmonger Curtis, Taylor Bracewell and international law firm Nabarro LLP (now CMS).

Cathy Thomas commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Candice to the Mason Thomas Law team. Her strong experience in the commercial property sector is a real asset and further strengthens our capabilities in the market.”

Candice began her career as a property paralegal in 2011 after having completed a law degree at the University of Sheffield and then going on to study the LPC at BPP University achieving a distinction in a Legal Practice Course.

Candice explained: “Having both paralegal and lawyer experience is of real benefit to me and the clients I work with when it comes to getting deals over the line as I have a deeper understanding of what is needed to ensure deadlines are met. No two deals are the same as every property and client is different which is something I love about commercial property law.”

“I already feel part of the team and have been made to feel welcome. The team at Mason Thomas Law is very much hands on and I really enjoy that aspect of how they work as I love getting involved with the deals,” she added.

Outside work, Candice enjoys travelling and playing tennis.

Established in 2020, Mason Thomas Law’s commitment to providing a hands-on service has led to the firm becoming the go-to choice for deadline-driven property deals. Most recently, the firm acted on behalf of Lykke, a Danish themed eatery that opened in New Era Square in August.

Mason Thomas Law negotiated the deal in only two weeks on the 180sqm unit on behalf of owner Alex Moore, enabled Lykke to open in August and benefit from the thousands of students who made the move to the city’s universities this summer.

Mason Thomas Law is currently working with a number of clients who are looking to make the most of the recent Permitted Development Right which is helping investors remodel and revitalise vacant high street units into residential Buy-to-Let dwellings. If you want to move quickly on deals and take advantage of PD opportunities, get in touch with the team today on 0114 2945 360.

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