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Expanding corporate team

Expanding corporate team


Corporate partner Sam Lyon's 20+ years experience strengthens Knights, now Cumbria's largest corporate team, amid strategic expansion

A leading corporate partner, Sam Lyon, has recently joined Knights, marking a significant development in the company's ongoing growth in Carlisle. Lyon, a seasoned partner with over 20 years of experience, brings a wealth of expertise to bolster Knights' corporate team, establishing it as the largest in Cumbria.

Having previously served as the head of corporate at a regional firm, Lyon also spent more than six years in-house at Cumberland Building Society, further enriching his knowledge and skills. His arrival aligns seamlessly with Knights' trajectory as a growing business.

Expressing enthusiasm about joining Knights, Sam Lyon stated, "Knights is a growing business, and it's a great time to join. I'm looking forward to being part of a national team with great experience in all the key regions of the country – including here in Cumbria. I can't wait to get started."

Lyon's entry coincides with the appointment of real estate solicitor Lois Huntington, reinforcing Knights' commitment to expanding and diversifying its talent pool. Both Lyon and Huntington will be integral parts of the growing team in Carlisle, collaborating with Knights' 1,500-strong team of colleagues, establishing the company as the largest regional legal and professional services business operating outside London.

Lisa Shacklock, client services director, expressed excitement about the new additions, stating, "Sam and Lois are brilliant additions to our team. We're so pleased that within eight months of arriving in Carlisle, we're already growing – and we're keen to add more talented people. It's an exciting time as we get ready for further growth."

Knights, with 23 offices nationwide, holds a prominent position among the top 50 UK law firms by revenue. The company provides a range of services to business clients, coupled with premium advisory services for private individuals. The Carlisle team is based on Merchants Drive at Kingstown, contributing to Knights' expansive national presence.