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Local law firm Hegarty Solicitors, with offices in Peterborough, Stamford and Oakham has announced the appointment of one of its experienced associate solicitors to partner; Ashley Sutherland joined Hegarty Solicitors in 2008 after studying at De Montfort University in Leicester. She qualified as a solicitor with the firm in 2010 and has now been appointed a partner.
Ashley specialises in corporate law and is the firm’s contract specialist. Ashley reviews, prepares and negotiates contracts of all types including trading terms and conditions, software, data protection and intellectual property licences and contracts, construction agreements and supply, as well as agency and distribution agreements. She also advises on mergers, acquisitions and disposals. In addition to commercial contract work, Ashley works closely with all types of businesses advising them on the best business structure for their needs and advises and prepares shareholder and partnership agreements.
Ashley commented “I am delighted to accept the promotion to partner. Having started at the firm as a trainee in 2008, this opportunity will allow me to assist the firm at a higher level in continuing to develop and grow our already well-established client base and excellent reputation. I look forward to the new challenges ahead and to continue providing exceptional service to our clients.”
In addition, Hegarty Solicitors has also announced the promotion of one of its experienced solicitors to associate. Martin Banwell, Wills, Trusts and Probate solicitor based at Hegarty Solicitors’ Peterborough office, has been promoted to associate. Martin qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, the Law Society’s Private Client section of lawyers and is an associate member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). Martin specialises in all aspects of Wills, Trusts and Probate law.
Martin said “I’m really pleased to have been promoted to Associate and look forward to continuing to work as part of a great team here”.
Leanne Pugh, based at the firm’s Oakham office has also been promoted to Conveyancing Executive. Leanne has worked in Conveyancing since 1999 and joined Hegarty Solicitors in 2015 as a paralegal and specialises in new build and help to buy transactions.
Tim Thompson, senior partner at Hegarty Solicitors commented “Although currently we are all experiencing a difficult period of time, we are committed to developing our staff and these promotions are a reflection of the dedication and expertise our staff have shown, even during difficult times. We would like to congratulate Ashley, Martin and Leanne on their well-deserved promotions.”