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PROMOTING HOME-GROWN TALENT AT HARRISON CLARK RICKERBYS
A strong belief in growing our own – talent, not garden produce – means that Harrison Clark Rickerbys has welcomed three new assistant solicitors from within its own ranks; two in Cheltenham and one in the Wye Valley.
Dan Godfrey, Mandip Riar and Laura Williams all joined the firm as paralegals, and have now qualified, completing about two years of training each and experiencing different legal disciplines in six different teams.
Dan, who is a member of the banking litigation team based in Cheltenham, started work with the firm in December 2008. He deals with a wide range of banking disputes, acting for both lenders and customers in relation to consumer credit actions, financial mis-selling and guarantee claims. He also assists with general commercial litigation matters and is able to advise and act for clients in disputes.
After a law degree in Birmingham, Mandip joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in March 2013, working as a paralegal in Worcester. She is now based in the corporate team in Cheltenham. She has, as part of her training worked in corporate, employment and commercial property teams, and now assists Richard Wilkey and Rachael Reeves on issues including mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements and corporate restructuring.
She said: “I am delighted to be able to stay with the firm and grow my career here; I’ve had some excellent support and guidance through my training and I look forward to being able to develop further.”
Laura, whose training was based in Hereford, now works from the firm’s new Wye Valley office, close to her local roots. She works in the family law team there, dealing with issues including children’s law, divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements. She is also the National Representative for the Worcestershire Junior Lawyers Division.
Jonathan Brew, the firm’s senior partner, said: “It is vital to nurture talent whenever possible, and investing in training and development is always worthwhile. I hope that Laura, Dan and Mandip enjoy their new roles and we look forward to seeing them flourish.”
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 400 staff and partners based at offices in Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, hospitality and leisure, defence, security and the forces, and construction.