Leading South West law firm Battens Solicitors has today announced the appointment of Patrick Mears as Head of Commercial Property, Bath. Renowned for his considerable expertise in commercial law, servicing the Bath market for many years, Patrick will help focus and build the firm’s commercial offering in Bath.
Building on Battens’ reputation for excellence in commercial law, from its Yeovil headquarters and network of offices beyond, Patrick’s appointment comes in response to the growing number of Bath businesses needing post-Covid support with legal matters.
Commenting on Patrick’s appointment, Battens Chairman David Stephens, said: “We are delighted that Patrick has joined the Battens team to head up our commercial proposition in Bath. The pandemic created an extremely challenging year for business owners and those involved in commercial property during 2020, so being able to call upon an experienced, hands-on legal team at competitive prices is crucial for the Bath market.
“With the team we have in place and the mix of skills and experience they bring, we’re confident that our Bath office can plug this gap and help provide some much-needed support for local business and property owners.”
Patrick joins Property Litigation specialist and Vice President of the Bristol Law Society, Edd Thompson and Brian Levine, Head of Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property (IP) at Battens’ Bath office, which opened in 2016.
“I am really excited to be joining the Battens team in Bath and look forward to working with Edd and Brian to build our commercial offering and help businesses in the area navigate the post-Covid landscape. As a small, but experienced team, each with our own areas of specialism across commercial law, we can help business owners and commercial landlords with all their legal needs, from commercial contracts to lease renewals to more complex dispute and IP matters. Our size and structure mean clients get senior, hands-on advice at a competitive price and that we can remain nimble, building our Bath team around what the market needs.
“Last year was undoubtedly tough for businesses, but we are seeing some promising deals and commercial activity taking place. With this in mind, we feel confident about the outlook for our clients in 2021 and the part we can play to help them stabilise and flourish,” said Patrick.
Battens’ Bath office is located at 7-9 North Parade Buildings and is operating in line with current Government advice.