Top Commercial Property Partner joins the MLP Law team



A leading North West property lawyer has joined MLP Law to head up the firm’s multi-disciplinary Real Estate & Built Environment team. Stephen Chalcraft has joined the Altrincham-based firm as a Partner to help drive growth in the real estate and built environment sector.

Chalcraft has over 25 years of commercial property experience and has particular expertise in structuring and delivering large and complex public/private real estate led development projects in the housing, higher education and public sector. In addition to having held senior positions in some of the UK’s leading law firms, Stephen has also held voluntary positions at Pro-Manchester, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the North Western & Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

In 2015, Stephen was elected an honorary member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in recognition of his property regeneration work.

Chalcraft will work across MLP Law’s 4 North West office locations, delivering advice on all aspects of the law relating to commercial property, development and regeneration and property joint ventures.

Stephen Attree, Managing Partner at MLP Law commented:

“Stephen has an excellent and well-earned reputation not only in the property sector, but the Manchester legal scene as a whole. 2018 was a brilliant year for the firm and with Stephen joining us, we feel like we are starting 2019 on a high.”

MLP Law has experienced a strong period of growth over the last 18 months, starting with the acquisition of WH Lill – a deal that brought the firm’s total headcount up to 46. Having since opened a new office at Mann Island in Liverpool, and added a further 3 fee earners to the team, the firm is well on-track to meet its growth plans by 2020.

Stephen Chalcraft, Partner and Head of Real Estate & Built Environment said:

“I was attracted to MLP Law for its highly professional reputation and vibrant atmosphere. It’s also in a great geographical location and is ideally placed to attract good quality clients and legal staff who no longer want the aggravation of the City Centre. The firm is on an unmistakable growth curve – and I’m really excited to be part of it.”

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