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Alison Batty

Legal Director

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“Alison has a good industry knowledge of pension scheme transactions and offers amongst the best legal commercial and practical advice that I have experienced.” Neil Moles, Lawrence Scoffield & Co Ltd

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A respected and reliable Legal Director in Clarion’s property department, Alison deals with a wide range of commercial property across Leeds, Yorkshire and the North of England. Her work ranges from complex commercial property acquisitions and residential development to secured lending work and landlord and tenant matters.

“I enjoy the variety of work I am able to undertake as part of Clarion’s property department. My clients include high street banks and financial institutions, residential developers and corporate occupiers and I have particular expertise in handling pension fund transactions, working closely with pension providers, financial advisers and private clients.

“Every property transaction sets a different challenge, yet the end goal is always the same - completion. I make every effort to achieve completion within the required timeframe, taking into account my client’s motivation and offering a keen commercial approach. In the main, whatever the circumstances my clients need to find a fast and practical legal answer to an issue and I seek to provide that.

“I really like developing a relationship with my clients and becoming their trusted legal adviser. It is as a result of such relationships that I have had the opportunity to be involved in interesting and high profile projects, including the creation of York’s first five star hotel.”

Career Path

  • 1996 Sheffield Hallam University, Awarded LLB law degree
  • 1997 Legal Practice Course, University of Huddersfield
  • 2000 Qualified with a Leeds firm.
  • 2004 Joined Clarion
  • 2007 Became a Senior Associate at Clarion
  • 2016 Promoted to Legal Director

Having worked alongside Lindsay Texel and Alison Batty, their experienced knowledge and advice is invaluable. Two very genuine people that are passionate in providing an excellent service.

Legal 500 2019

Alison Batty is thorough and responsive and always quick to respond.

Legal 500 2019

Indefatigable, resourceful and patient.

Chambers UK 2019

‘Unbelievably proactive’

Legal 500 2018

Alison wins praise from clients for her ready availability, and is considered by peers to be very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

Chambers UK 2016