Harrison Drury makes senior appointment to commercial property team

Harrison Drury has appointed senior associate Lara Watts to its commercial property team.

Lara, who will be based in the firm's Clitheroe office, has worked in the field for more than a decade and joins from Napthens.

She will advise clients on all aspects of commercial property work, covering commercial and residential property transactions and working with property developers. She specialises in freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals of commercial properties, as well as in real estate finance, acting on behalf of lenders, borrowers and investor clients.

Lara will also support Harrison Drury’s corporate team, managing the commercial property aspects of its business sales and acquisitions work.

Nicola Beneduce, partner at Harrison Drury and head of the Clitheroe office said: “Lara is an important addition to our senior team. She brings with her valuable experience in the commercial property sector, particularly in security and refinancing services and she has quickly settled into her role within our very busy commercial team.

“Lara also has local knowledge of the Rossendale area – her hometown, which alongside Blackburn where she previously worked, are two growth areas for our Clitheroe team. She will have a key role in developing our commercial property services across these areas of East Lancashire.”

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