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Trio of property paralegals join Birmingham Office

We are delighted to anounce a further expansion to our niche Birmingham based Chinese Property and Real Estate Department with the appointment of 3 new paralegals.

This series of appointments is the latest in a string of new hires, which forms part of the firm’s growth strategy broadening its footprint in both the London and Midlands regions.

Guy Barnett, Regional Managing Partner comments:

“In spearheading the growth of our regional office across both the East and West Midlands it is important for us to gain competitive edge to play to our key strengths. Axiom DWFM prides itself on having a diverse and inclusive workplace and it employs an effective inclusion and diversity strategy which goes beyond legal compliance and seeks to add value to the fabric of the firm, contributing to employee well-being and engagement. The expansion of our Chinese Department in Birmingham demonstrates this and proves that inclusion and diversity do create growth”.

Joining the firm are:-

Dr Tianyan Tina Hua who obtained her LLB and LLB  at the University of Bristol and her PhD in Corporate Law and Governance and Intellectual Property from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.

Having worked on contentious and non-contentious matters in both the UK and PRC, Tina brings international perspectives to the table. Her understanding of the regional markets, culture and strong Mandarin language skills make her a strong asset to clients, as these allow her to effectively handle matters involving a Chinese element.

Tina comments:

‘Axiom DWFM is at its key development stage in assisting Chinese-speaking clients and in growing its business reach to the Greater China area. I hope to aid this process using my strong language skills, cultural appreciation, and international working experience.’

Chun Chit Christopher Wong joins the firm from studying his LLB at Nottingham and various internship experience in Hong Kong, where he worked in multiple practices including conveyancing, family and personal injuries.

Long Hei Lin joins from studying at the University of Exeter.Prior to joining Axiom DWFM, he worked as a corporate finance paralegal in Hong Kong. Long Hei comments:-

“I am delighted to join Axiom DWFM as a property paralegal as the firm establishes the largest Chinese Desk in West Midlands. I look forward to witnessing the growth of the firm and to working with colleagues and clients who share similar cultural backgrounds with me.”

The firm is proactively seeking talented people to join the firm on its growth journey through mergers , team recruitment and lateral hires both regionally and nationally. The Birmingham office is the hub for its Midlands growth strategy. By 2025 the objective is to have a regional operation straddling both the East and West Midlands that turns over £30m. As well as business growth in Birmingham, the firm are looking to make further  acquisitions in the East and West Midlands with several announcements due in the next few weeks.

Guy Barnett comments:

“The firm has bold growth plans however I am confident that our strategy can reach our objectives which we are well on track to achieve”

From Left to Right above :-

  • Guy Barnett
  • Christopher Wong
  • Tina Huan
  • Cyrus Lin

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