Commercial property

Blackburn’s WHN Solicitors appoint commercial property specialist as new director

An East Lancashire law firm has recruited Daniel Boulton.

Mr Boulton joins Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors (WHN), which operates eight offices in East Lancashire and Greater Manchester, as Director of Harrison Drury Solicitors where he worked for six years.

With 19 years of legal experience, Daniel has honed his craft in commercial property law and is highly qualified to handle all aspects of residential and commercial development work.

He said: “I am truly delighted to join the WHN team. It is a forward-thinking law firm with traditional values ​​that has an excellent reputation in the region for delivering excellent client service.

“There’s a lot of growth potential here, and I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to the business to help expand the team.”

In his new role based at WHN’s Blackburn office, Mr Boulton will work alongside property developers and commercial property investors on new developments, as well as supporting owner-managed businesses and SMEs through the process. transactional purchase, sale and rental of goods.

WHN’s Michael Shroot, Daniel Boulton and Nicola Phelps

In his new role, Mr Boulton, who lives in Penwortham, will drive the growth of WHN’s commercial property team and strengthen the company’s presence in Lancashire.

Originally from Wigan, he completed his training contract with a firm in Manchester before qualifying as a barrister in 2005.

He held positions with Lockett Loveday McMahon Solicitors and Napthens Solicitors before joining Harrison Drury in 2016, where he became a director in 2019.

Michael Shroot, CEO of WHN Solicitors, added: “Daniel is a highly skilled legal professional whom we are delighted to have on our side.

“His refined skills and breadth of expertise in commercial real estate set him apart, which means he is the first person from outside the company that we have immediately hired as a director.

“I’m confident he has a long and successful career ahead of him at WHN.”

WHN has a turnover of £5 million and employs 110 people in Greater Manchester and East Lancashire offices in Accrington, Bacup, Bury, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Haslingden, Great Harwood and Rawtenstall.

Daniel graduated from the University of Leeds in 2001 with a degree in accounting and finance, before taking a law conversion course at Leeds Beckett University.