People & Appointments


New partner strengthens Thrings’ commercial team

Written by Peter Davison on .

Simon Holdsworth and Mary ChantSimon Holdsworth and Mary ChantRegional law firm Thrings has appointed commercial and corporate specialist, Mary Chant, as partner.

Mary advises businesses in relation to their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, joint ventures and data protection.

Formerly a commercial partner at Blake Morgan, Mary also acts for operators and funders in the health and care sector, including elderly care, learning disability, mental health, special educational needs, children's day nurseries, GPs and primary care providers.

As well as working with her commercial and corporate colleagues across the firm, Mary will combine her commercial expertise with the skills of agriculture specialist Mark Charter and private client expert Rachel Brooks in the closely related practice areas of agriculture, landed estates and private affairs to provide a complete legal service for businesses, individuals and their families.

Mary said: “Thrings has long held a reputation for providing first-class legal advice, delivered by lawyers who recognise the importance of getting to know their clients and gaining a clear understanding of their commercial and personal legal needs.

“This approach very much reflects my own, which made the decision to join Thrings extremely straightforward.

“I have long believed that legal advice cannot be provided in a vacuum and am always keen to understand my clients’ commercial drivers in order to provide the most appropriate advice.

“I enjoy offering solutions, and am excited to have the opportunity to work for a forward-thinking law firm which places such a premium on helping its clients realise their strategic aims and ambitions.”

In recent months Thrings has also welcomed associate solicitor and former barrister, Matt Gilks, who specialises in planning and environmental matters and rural and urban diversification, and solicitor Josephine Nieves, who deals with legal and property matters affecting rural landed estates.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Mary, Matt and Josephine at what is a very exciting time for Thrings.

“All three appointments will enable the firm to strengthen its ties and continue building close relationships with new and existing clients.

“Thrings’ nationally-regarded team of agriculture and landed estates experts works closely with our experienced private client lawyers to provide clients with professional, pragmatic, and value-for-money legal advice.

“The addition of a commercial partner supports the firm’s objective to offer clients an integrated and holistic legal service rather than one which separates commercial, agriculture and private client affairs.”