Springing Forward With Of Flurry Of Promotions

We are enjoying a season of growth and development, with six significant promotions within our firm.

Strategically strengthening our broad legal offering, our Poundbury office’s Private Client practice has been bolstered with an influx of internal promotions and homegrown talent.

Additionally, we are delighted to welcome an experienced new Head of Agricultural and Commercial Property.

Strengthening Poundbury’s Private Practice

Five promotions within our firm’s Poundbury office represent a real boon for Dorchester, Weymouth and the surrounding area – enhancing and expanding our core offering of experienced “client-first” advice and assistance.

Contentious probate solicitor, Lucy Mignot, has been promoted to Head of Poundbury office and appointed as an equity partner. Lucy trained and qualified with us, before taking a career break to have a family and gain a wealth of experience running her own business.

After resuming her position as a solicitor in 2014, Lucy helped grow our litigation department, before developing the contentious probate department and litigious court of protection team. Having been promoted to a salary partnership in 2022, we were delighted to invite her to become an equity fixed share partner this year.

Meanwhile, Meggie Crane and Lauren May, have both been promoted to associate, specialising in probate and wills and estate planning respectively. Having worked their way through our training and development programme, this promotion is testament to the dedication and aptitude they have both displayed since starting as unqualified assistants.

Specialising in Court of Protection and Vulnerable Client, Sophie Lawrence, has also been promoted to associate. Catherine Roberts, solicitor and Head of Private Client at the Poundbury office has been promoted to salaried partner.

Our Agricultural Offering Puts Down Fresh Roots

Specialist property lawyer, Sarah Dunlop, has stepped up to the role of Head of Agricultural and Commercial Property, enabling Robin Cole, who previously led here, to focus on complex development matters. He will also be able to increase his capacity for more commercial landlord and tenant work.

Sarah’s appointment brings a wealth of valuable agricultural experience to the role. Robin said –

“Sarah is an excellent lawyer with a natural ability to manage and lead the team, and the energy required to drive the department forward.

Additionally, this change will enable me to increase the application of my own commercial and property experience, strengthening both sides of our Agricultural and Commercial Property service.

The department is going from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing what the next few years have in store.”

Blanchards Bailey

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