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Promotions at Midlands law firm

A Midlands law firm has appointed two new partners internally – as part of its continuing plans for growth.

Leamington Spa solicitors Wright Hassall has promoted dispute resolution expert Susan Hopcraft and Alan Darby, who specialises in managing the cost of employment for businesses of all sizes, to partner.

This takes the firm’s total number of partners to 38.

Laura Heeley and Emma Easton have also been appointed as associates, as the firm continues to develop after gaining its Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licence.

Wright Hassall is one of a growing number of law firms to have joined the ABS register, which allows companies to provide legal services alongside some form of non-lawyer involvement, either at management level or as an owner or investor.

Nick Abell is the senior partner at Wright Hassall and is delighted to have promoted two key members in line with the firm’s plans for further growth.

He said: “Our philosophy at Wright Hassall has always been to be at the forefront of the challenges of an ever-changing legal market and economy.

“By doing so we have been, and continue to be, successful. Converting to an ABS gives us flexibility in our structure, enables us to better advise clients and to succeed in growing the practice.

“Susan and Alan have both demonstrated their value to the firm over a sustained period of time and we are delighted to be able to reward them by welcoming them to partnership.

“In Laura and Emma we believe we have two fantastic professionals, who have already seen that it is possible to progress with us here and we hope they will continue to do so.”

Picture caption: (l-r, all from Wright Hassall) Richard Lane (managing partner), Alan Darby (partner), Nick Abell (senior partner), Laura Heeley (associate), Emma Easton (associate) and Susan Hopcroft (partner).

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Joe Hewison .

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