Anthony Akka has joined Mint Bridging as head of in-house legal.
Akka has nearly 30 years of expertise in the residential and commercial property industry having previously run the property conveyance division at London based Measures Franks Solicitors.
Most recently Akka was at Parker Properties and headed each of the firms property divisions from rent accounts to court claims, property leases, collaborating with local authorities and daily administration.
Akka said: “I’ve seen Mint Bridging scale rapidly the past year and I was particularly impressed with their hands-on approach.
“As I’ve worn many diverse hats during my career, I have the unique skills to not only oversee Mint’s legal division but advise on multiple business objectives that overlap on legal fulfillment requirements.”
Andrew Lazare, managing director, said: “Anthony is a great fit for our team. His wide, industry management attributes are important at this stage of Mint’s acceleration. Our clients know they can discuss any areas of their property loan at any time with our team, and having Anthony as a core member is a compliment to the business. With our new £100m joint venture recently announced, we’re already accelerating on our record loan book. Having Anthony’s legal expertise will be critical for rapid turnaround conversions.”
Akka will be speaking at the NACFB Birmingham Workshop on 27 September about the attributes and advantages of hiring in-house lawyers.