TWO commercial property lawyers with local roots have been recruited by legal firm Harrison Drury.

Former Sedbergh School and Lancaster Royal Grammar School student George Wilson grew up in Cartmel.

Now living in Lancaster, George qualified as a solicitor in 2017.

He has been recruited to Harrison Drury's Kendal office, at Bridge Mills, from the Lancashire firm JWK Solicitors.

George's new employers said he had a broad range of property knowledge, specialising in agricultural businesses and landowners.

George said: “Harrison Drury is a firm that has grown consistently over the last few years and it has excellent values, both as an employer and service provider."

He added: "It is a privilege to be on board.”

Meanwhile, Rebecca Cross, who lives in Cark village, near Cartmel, has joined Harrison Drury's Lancaster office at Castle Hill.

The former Cartmel Priory School and Barrow Sixth Form College student also qualified in 2017.

Like George, she graduated from Northumbria University.

Rebecca previously worked for solicitors and estate agents Poole Townsend.

She will be advising a mix of commercial property clients and also has experience in residential property law.

“It’s great to be joining a firm with a culture for nurturing its staff and values that match my own," Rebecca said.

"I’m looking forward to working with clients and fellow professionals across the region.”

Allan Sumner, head of Harrison Drury’s property team at Lancaster, said: “Rebecca and George are two valuable additions to our commercial property team in the Lancaster and South Lakes region.

“Both have a strong pedigree in the property sector, great local knowledge and have gained excellent client experience. "

Allan added: "We’re looking forward to supporting them as they develop the next chapter in their legal careers.”