Asian investor market specialist Douglas Fordham has joined Knights to help the professional services business attract more international investor clients.

Douglas is a leading residential property lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience working on the purchase of new builds and development projects. 

He is well respected in South East Asia having acted for investors who have purchased property in many high profile developments in London and throughout the UK. 

Douglas Fordham, Partner at Knights said:

“I am really excited to join an already established and successful new build team and to have the opportunity to expand the international offering."

Douglas adds to the comprehensive range of expertise Knights has to offer as the fastest growing, and largest, regional professional services business in the UK.

He is based in the business’ Portsmouth office and is joined by Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking solicitor Sharon Lai. They will work together to strengthen the team's relationships with international investors.

Richard Wollacott, Clients Services Director at Knights, said:

“Douglas and Sharon are fantastic additions. Their experience and connections will make our specialist New Build Purchase team even stronger and bolster the range of expertise in our Portsmouth office. It’s a really exciting time for us as we look ahead to growth – and Douglas and Sharon will help us to deliver on our plans.”

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.