Two New Appointments

Business growth leads to two new appointments


Growing Durham legal firm Swinburne Maddison LLP has strengthened its corporate and commercial and commercial property teams by appointing solicitors Mike Ward and Giles McCourt.

Mike Ward brings a wealth of experience to the firm’s corporate and commercial teams including company law, commercial contracts, intellectual property and IT related legal affairs. Previously, Mike was based at a practice in York following several years working overseas providing legal and management support to clients. At Swinburne Maddison Mike will focus on business contracts, including intellectual property and e-commerce affairs, as well as assisting with general corporate matters.

Skilled commercial property specialist, Giles McCourt joins the Swinburne Maddison from a Sunderland-based legal firm.  Giles will advise on licensed and leisure sector accounts and assist clients with legal matters relating to their commercial and residential property portfolios.

The two new colleagues bring their expertise to Swinburne Maddison at a time of significant growth for the firm and for their respective teams in particular.

Partner and corporate and commercial team lead, Martyn Tennant said, “The appointment of Mike and Giles adds a new dimension to the breadth of services that we provide. Their niche skills, knowledge and experience will be an asset to our clients and Mike and Giles will also play an intrinsic role in helping us to win new business and build on our position as one of County Durham's leading commercial law firms.”

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