Specialist solicitor Katie Grady has been appointed to the commercial property team at WHN Solicitors.

Based at WHN’s Blackburn office, Katie’s remit includes property acquisitions, sales and re-mortgages, as well as lease arrangements for commercial buildings. Katie will work closely with commercial property directors Nicola Phelps and Oliver Bagnall.

Katie, aged 27, joined WHN from Blackhurst Swainson Goodier in Lancaster, where she worked for five years as a commercial property specialist, dealing with acquisitions, sales, re-mortgages and leases. Katie also specialises in partnership agreements, farm business tenancies and small business sales, as well as charity governance and property matters.

Katie graduated from Lancaster University with a law degree before completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at BPP Law School, Manchester while working full time as a legal secretary. Katie qualified as a solicitor in February 2017.

Commenting on her new role, Katie said: “I’m delighted to be part of WHN’s friendly, professional and forward-looking commercial property team and am keen to build client relationships, while helping to develop the business.”

Nicola added: “We are thrilled to have Katie on board. She will play a key role in expanding our commercial property practice. Her skills and experience will be of particular value as we look to build on already significant growth.”

Katie is originally from Wrightington, Wigan, and now lives in Cottam, Preston. When she is not at work, Katie enjoys walking and travelling. She recently visited India and is currently planning a safari tour in Tanzania for her honeymoon next year.