Leading independent law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP, has appointed two new solicitors to its award winning and growing corporate team.

Harry Hobson and Stuart Grieve have joined Muckle LLP’s corporate team, already ranked top in the North of England by independent researchers Legal 500 UK.

Harry Hobson, who completed his Graduate Diploma in Law at Northumbria University, joins Muckle from the Leeds office of Squire Patton Boggs.

Stuart Grieve is experienced in corporate finance matters and has spent time at regional and national law firms before joining Muckle.

Harry said: “I grew up in the North East and have always felt a great connection with the region.

“I wanted to join Muckle because it has an excellent reputation within the North East and throughout the UK.

“It is totally committed to the region and passionate about advancing the North East socially, culturally and economically.”

Stuart said: “The reputation that Muckle has in terms of delivering the highest level of service and developing lasting relationships with both clients and business partners meant that the opportunity to join this award winning corporate team was too good to turn down.”

Information services provider Experian CorpFin has found Muckle LLP to be the most active North East dealmaker in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, having advised on more mergers and acquisitions of businesses valued above £500,000 than any other law firm in the region.

Andrew Davison, partner and head of the corporate, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stuart and Harry to our team of corporate lawyers here at Muckle.

“These appointments enhance our already successful team, growing our capability and helping us continually to deliver excellent service to all our clients.”