Leading Sheffield-based law firm Wosskow Brown Solicitors has announced it has further strengthened its strategic practice development with the appointment of Ian Osborn as new Partner and Head of Commercial Property.

The award-winning firm has hired Ian to build, develop and execute ambitious expansion plans which will see its commercial property team and its services offering significantly grow over the next 12 months.

Having trained at an entrepreneurial city law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2012, Ian developed his career at regional law firm Banner Jones where he gained extensive experience of working with a broad range of clients on complex commercial property transactions, from charities, developers, landlords, lenders, pension funds, tenants and more.

Wosskow Brown Managing Partner Ian Brown said: “We really are delighted that Ian has chosen to come on-board — he has precisely the focused blend of legal experience and entrepreneurial drive that Wosskow Brown focuses on in pressing practice development.

“Ian’s appointment – together with recent departmental recruitment of legal assistant Brogan Ward and the impending appointment of a new trainee solicitor – guarantees that, as we expand, our clients can maintain their expectations of proactive, first-class support.”

Ian Osborn added: “The opportunity to take up the reigns of an already-established and accomplished department, with a view to driving forward capability, efficiency, growth and personnel was simply too promising to overlook.

“I am excited to join the partnership and look forward to being a key part of the firm’s structure and expansion.”