New recruits strengthen law firm’s growing ranks
28th September, 2012
A LAW firm has defied the double-dip recession and bolstered its offering to clients by making a raft of new appointments.
Chester and Manchester-based Aaron & Partners says the new arrivals will strengthen its employment, property, commercial and wills, trusts & tax teams.
Susie Allen, previously of DAC Beechcroft, advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, and has particular experience of dealing with issues relating to overlapping sickness and annual leave.
Her specialist sectors include transport and education, both of which Aaron & Partners has particular expertise in. She has worked with clients such as DHL, Balfour Beatty, Mansell, Unilever, Mouchel, Royal Mail and the University of Salford.
Commercial property law specialist Andrew Lees joins Aaron & Partners from Weightmans, where he acted for UK-wide retailers and housebuilders.
James Wallace is a new addition to the wills, trusts & tax team. James specialises in the preparation of wills and lasting powers of attorney, estate administration and asset protection and tax planning, particularly through the use of trusts. James joins from Lees LLP.
Meanwhile, Giles Williams – a specialist in landlord and tenant disputes, commercial leases and plot sales – has returned to Aaron & Partners’ property team after a short spell in Northern Ireland. A fluent Welsh speaker, Giles is able to offer a full service to clients in the real estate sector.
Chris Parkin, a member of the Cheshire and North Wales Junior Lawyers’ Division and co-founder of the Junior Professionals’ Group North West, joins from SAS Daniels. His main area of expertise is commercial dispute resolution.
Chris is joined by Aaron Vandermark, who has joined Aaron & Partners’ commercial team on a permanent basis after completing his training contract.
Aaron & Partners chief executive Andy Duxbury said: “We are always keen to invest in the business and further enhance our offering to clients by hiring the brightest legal minds around.
“This is an exciting time for Aaron & Partners, and I am pleased to welcome the new recruits aboard.”
Aaron & Partners, Cheshire’s largest commercial law firm, employs 100 people in total and is headquartered on Foregate Street in Chester.
In addition to the raft of new appointments, the firm has promoted three assistant solicitors to the role of associate. Litigation specialist Anna Salisbury has stepped up to the next level in her career, along with wills, trusts & tax team member Rowena Ridgway.