Law firm Shoosmiths is pushing ahead with its ambitious growth strategy in Northern Ireland with the appointment of leading real estate lawyer Mark Blair.
Mark is well-known in the Northern Irish property market and his appointment is a key hire in broadening the UK-wide firm’s skill base and profile in the region.
Head of real estate Kirsten Hewson said: “Mark brings with him a reputation as a highly technical lawyer and the go-to person for highly complex deals. His track record and experience will be a massive boost to our current offering in Belfast and continues to build our profile as the UK’s leading real estate law firm. Mark joins our Belfast team who are already making great strides for us in the market and building on our reputation.”
Mark said: “I’m really excited to be joining Shoosmiths. I have been massively impressed by the ambition of the firm and its clear strategy for growth, not only here in Northern Ireland, but across the UK. I am looking forward to working closely with real estate partners Sarah [Ewing] and John [Palmer], as well as the wider Belfast team, to help the firm achieve that vision.”
Mark qualified with Wragge & Co in Birmingham in 2001, before moving to A&L Goodbody in Belfast, where he became a partner. He is rated in Band 1 for real estate in both Legal 500 and Chambers.