Double award shortlisting for Sintons


Law firm Sintons has been shortlisted in two categories of the North East Property Awards 2021, in recognition of the prominent role it has played in the region’s commercial property scene over the past year.

Sintons, widely regarded as one of the most capable property advisors in the North of England, has been named as a finalist in the Property Law Firm of the Year category. The shortlisting comes after Sintons was again involved in several major property deals during 2020 on a national basis.

The firm has also been shortlisted in the Property Deal of the Year category, which recognises its role in the acquisition of the Sir John Fitzgerald Group by Sintons’ longstanding client Ladhar Group.

The deal was the biggest leisure deal in the North East of 2020, retaining ownership of the century-old SJF brand in the region and strengthening Ladhar’s portfolio further as the hospitality sector emerges from the pandemic.

The North East Property Awards has become known as the flagship property event of the year in the region, recognising and rewarding businesses and individuals working within the sector and highlighting the ambition and investment being made in the North East’s commercial property scene.

The awards event will be held on July 8 and will be one of the first major black tie events to be held post-lockdown.

“We are very proud of the reputation we have built over many years for the expertise we have in our department, which enables us to handle the most complex of transactions for significant property owners throughout the UK, as well as for building longstanding relationships with such clients, which sees us routinely supporting them over many years with many significant milestones for their business,” says Mark Dobbin, head of real estate at Sintons.

“This double shortlisting in the North East Property Awards is yet more independent endorsement of the work we do and the highest standards we continually deliver. Despite the many challenges of 2020, we have been by the sides of our clients whenever they needed us, completing highly complex transactions in very short time-frames – all while working remotely – but have delivered on every occasion.

“The Sir John Fitzgerald acquisition is a case in point of the work we do – we have supported the Ladhar Group for many years, supporting them throughout their continual growth, and we are delighted to have been able to complete this highly significant transaction for them as they look to lead the region’s hospitality sector out of lockdown.

“We are very pleased with this latest recognition from the North East Property Awards and look forward to attending the event – to gather with our contemporaries and colleagues from the region’s property sector, like we always used to, is something we are all looking forward to immensely.”


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