Commercial Litigation Lawyer Joins the Pearson Team

Director Christopher Burke and Chartered Legal Executive Leigh Sunter

A Commercial Litigation lawyer with over 18 years’ experience has joined the expanding Litigation department at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers.

Leigh Sunter, a Chartered Legal Executive, has a wealth of experience in city centre and regional law firms.

She is an expert in all aspects of commercial debt recovery from sending Pre-Action Protocol letters, issuing proceedings, obtaining judgment and enforcement proceedings.  Leigh will also be working with clients in respect of Bankruptcy proceedings and Winding-Up proceedings.

She also specialises in advising landlords and tenants on commercial property matters and residential landlords pursing possession claims.

Leigh will be working closely with the wider commercial team at Pearson but specialising in Litigation, especially Commercial Debt Recovery where she is well known for her calmness, her ability to guide clients through difficult issues and her pragmatism.

The appointment is part of a wider recruitment drive as the firm continues to expand its teams and its offices across North Manchester. With 75 staff across all legal disciplines the firm has flexible working and is looking to attract more staff into its wider commercial roles and other positions within the firm.

Commenting on her appointment, Director Christopher Burke says:  “Leigh is very welcome addition to our growing litigation department of nine staff members. She is very highly regarded and brings with her great client care, experience and pragmatism.

“Her appointment enables us to specialise more in specific areas of the law and I look forward to introducing her to our clients and helping her develop her career at Pearson.”

Leigh says she is looking forward to being part of the wider team at Pearson and getting to know the clients and of course helping drive the firm forward.

“I am delighted to have joined the commercial department at Pearson and to have the opportunity to be involved in the expansion of the firm.  I’m really looking forward to being part of the firm’s ongoing success. I enjoy the challenge that the role brings and I’m looking forward to working with the clients as part of the Pearson team,” she adds.

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