A leading banking lawyer has joined Knights as our growth continues in Teesside.

Partner Kerry Gibbons has a broad range of finance experience, including general banking transactions, and has worked alongside major banks, real estate developers and borrowers.

Kerry's experience spans acquisition finance, structured finance and real estate finance transactions. Her arrival adds to the comprehensive range of expertise Knights has to offer as the largest regional legal services business in the UK.

Kerry Gibbons, Partner at Knights, said:

“It feels like a great time to join Knights as the team grows here in Teesside, across the North East and the rest of country. It’s already obvious that this will bring lots of opportunities and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Kerry’s appointment builds on significant growth in the North East, with colleagues in Teesside and Newcastle working as part of a team of more than 1,200 professionals across 23 locations nationwide.

She will be based at Knights’ recently-refurbished office in Stockton on Tees – a premium space that offers a platform for further growth.

Lisa Shacklock, Client Services Director at Knights, said:

We’re really pleased to welcome Kerry to the team as we get ready for further growth. Kerry brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience – she will be a huge asset.

“It’s been a very positive week for our team in the North East following the promotion of several colleagues, including employment lawyer Jessica Thompson who was promoted to Senior Associate here in Teesside and Claire Archer promoted to Partner in Newcastle.”

With 23 offices nationwide, Knights is ranked within the top 50 UK law firms by revenue – providing multiple services to business clients alongside premium advisory services to private individuals.