February 4, 2021 @ 11:20 by Richard Dawson
A corporate lawyer who has launched a new firm in Newcastle is set to defy turnover expectations during the first 12 months of trading.
Jabad Jaigirdar has opened JLF Law at the historic Bank Chambers on Mosley Street in Newcastle.
Jabad has more than 12 years’ experience acting for companies, lenders and investors on a range of corporate, commercial, real estate and private equity matters.
With the support of Robson Laidler accountants, JLF has seen significant demand for its services since launching, acting for clients such as Greggs, Travis Perkins and HSS Hire Group.
The firm has recently recruited a senior lawyer and a paralegal to help service demand and is actively recruiting for more senior and junior positions.
Mr Jaigirdar said: “We are delighted that clients are choosing JLF to help navigate challenging market conditions and as a result, we have achieved exceptional results by completing over 80 deals across our Corporate and Commercial teams in Q3 and Q4 of 2020.
“Our pipeline for this year remains very strong and we look forward to continuing to support our clients and delivering more completed deals in 2021.
“We certainly seem to have made a significant foothold in the market with clients welcoming a new approach to legal services.
“We work collaboratively with our clients, as we know they are looking for more than just legal expertise. At JLF, we make a genuine effort to learn and understand our client’s operations as well as business objectives.”
Robson Laidler director Nick Wilson said: “It’s very satisfying to see a client launch a business during the middle of a pandemic and get off to a flying start, achieving results not often seen.
“We worked closely with Jabad on the pricing model and business strategy and it is great to see such impressive results being generated so soon.”
Jabad previously held positions with large firms such as Eversheds Sutherland, Hay and Kilner and more recently spent several years at Millican Law.