Full-service legal firm Gilson Gray has bolstered its residential property division in Lincoln with the appointment of new partner Cherie McBean.
Cherie joins Gilson Gray from one of the North East’s largest firms, where she spent almost seven years as a residential property solicitor and most recently as part of the senior management team. Her new role involves leading the 100-strong team at Gilson Gray’s Lincoln branch and helping to develop its people and processes.
Cherie will manage the team alongside Gary Tyman who was the head of Home Property Lawyers (HPL) prior to its acquisition by Gilson Gray over a year ago. Gary Tyman as joint leads for residential conveyancing for England. The new appointment follows a series of deals across the UK for Gilson Gray, including the acquisition of Lincoln-based residential conveyancing specialist HPL from Knights Group in 2022.
Cherie McBean said: “Gilson Gray is the perfect fit in terms of its cultural values and ambition. The property market is incredibly competitive in terms of client expectations, and embracing advances in technology will be key to streamlining the conveyancing process and improving customer experiences.
“My goal is to help retain the firm’s position as market leader and drive the property team forward as we deliver a personal and dedicated service for our clients.”
Debbie McCathie, partner and head of residential conveyancing at Gilson Gray, said: “Cherie is a very talented lawyer, and offers the perfect blend of skills that will further strengthen our residential conveyancing offering. Having a UK-wide footprint is becoming increasingly important for top-tier law firms and we have ambitious plans to expand further across the country, building on our full-service approach to support clients in the English property market.”
Glen Gilson, managing partner and chairman at Gilson Gray said: “Our move into England was somewhat contra trend for the Scottish sector and has proven to be a valuable strategic move. Our English operation has expanded multifold from the original footprint acquired and the appointment of talent such as Cherie underpins our commitment to this market and client base.”