Property lawyer joins Vincents Solicitors

Vincents Solicitors has appointed commercial and residential property lawyer Craig Aikman as a director.

Craig joins Vincents from Blackhurst Budd, where he worked for four-and-a-half years, prior to which he was at Napthens for a similar period. Focusing on commercial property and development transactions, plot sales and acquisition, Craig’s clients include developers, housebuilders, agents and overseas investors.

He has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, providing legal services to buyers attending developer launch events. In addition to his Manchester and overseas client base, Craig has a strong network throughout Lancashire and will be based at Vincents’ Preston headquarters.

Craig said: “Vincents has put together a great team with the expertise and the client base to become a real powerhouse in the region’s commercial legal sector.

“This is an ambitious practice and I was attracted by the progression of plans for growth and investment in the commercial department. Behind the scenes there is great support and the markets the firm serves, through its network of commercial hubs in Preston, Lytham and Chorley, makes it ideally located for me and the clients I will be working with.”

Craig is well known throughout Lancashire as one of the region’s leading property lawyers.

Phillip Gilmore, Vincents Solicitors managing director, said: “Craig is well known throughout Lancashire as one of the region’s leading property lawyers. He has worked with businesses and individuals across the North West, nationally and abroad, and brings an added dimension to our commercial offering."