Commercial property specialist takes on director role at law firm

North West law firm Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors (WHN) has made a senior addition to its commercial property team with the appointment of Daniel Boulton.

Daniel joins WHN Solicitors, which operates eight offices across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, as a director from Harrison Drury Solicitors where he worked for six years.

With 19 years’ legal experience, Daniel has honed his craft in commercial property law and is highly skilled in dealing with all aspects of both residential and commercial development work. 

In his new role based at WHN’s Blackburn office, Daniel will work alongside housing developers and commercial property investors on new developments, as well as supporting owner managed businesses and SMEs through the transactional process of buying, selling and leasing property. 

His new remit will also see Daniel, who lives in Penwortham, spur WHN’s commercial property team to growth and enhance the firm’s presence across Lancashire.

Originally from Wigan, Daniel completed his training contract at a Manchester practice before qualifying as a solicitor in 2005.  

He held positions at Lockett Loveday McMahon Solicitors and Napthens Solicitors prior to joining Harrison Drury in 2016, where he became a director in 2019.

Daniel said: “I’m really excited to be joining the WHN team. It’s a forward-thinking law firm with traditional values that has a great reputation in the area for delivering excellent client service.

“There’s lots of potential for growth here, and I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to the firm to help expand the team further.”

Michael Shroot, CEO of WHN Solicitors, added: “Daniel is a highly skilled legal professional who we’re delighted to have on board. His refined skillset and breadth of commercial property expertise sets him apart, meaning he’s the first person from outside of the firm that we’ve taken on as a director straight away. I’m confident he’s got a long and successful career ahead of him at WHN.”

Daniel graduated from the University of Leeds in 2001 with a degree in accounting and finance, before completing a law conversion course at Leeds Beckett University.