Two new private client lawyers at Willans as firm continues expansion

Two lawyers have joined the private client division of Willans, as the Legal 500-rated Gloucestershire law firm continues to grow.

Janine Guthrie, a chartered legal executive with over 12 years’ experience joins the wills, trusts & probate team as an associate, and the appointment of solicitor Kristie Rhodes further bolsters the firm’s family law department, which secured a coveted top-tier ranking for the sixth year running in the latest edition of Chambers UK.

Gloucestershire native Janine Guthrie joins from WSP, having previously worked in a City firm. A full member of professional organisation Solicitors for the Elderly, she has particular expertise in advising   vulnerable clients, on issues surrounding mental capacity, care fees, deputyship applications, Court of Protection matters and lasting powers of attorney.

She commented: “Willans has a fantastic reputation for wills, trusts & probate and is one of the largest, most experienced private client teams in the area. I am delighted to join the team and look forward to meeting and helping a wide range of new clients.”

Kristie Rhodes, who also joins from WSP, is a member of Resolution – a group of family law professionals who are committed to a constructive approach in resolving conflict. She is experienced in all aspects of divorce and dissolution proceedings, domestic abuse and injunction applications, along with advising on and preparing pre & post-nuptial, financial and cohabitation agreements. 

She said: “I am excited to be joining a well-established, reputable firm like Willans. I’m looking forward to working with Sharon (Giles) and Jonathan (Eager) who are both very experienced family lawyers with excellent reputations in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.”

Managing partner Bridget Redmond said: “We’re experiencing a sustained increase in demand for many of our legal services, despite the current economic climate. It is a privilege for Willans to be able to attract such high-calibre lawyers, and Janine and Kristie’s expertise and approachable manner make them an excellent fit for the firm.”

Willans was established in 1947 and employs around 80 people from its Gloucestershire offices. The firm offers legal advice to businesses, individuals, charities and not-for-profit organisations, based locally, nationally and internationally.

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Willans LLP is a law firm noted for giving expert, practical and personal service to businesses, individuals and charities & not-for-profit organisations. We act for local, national and overseas clients and offer comprehensive legal services in residential property/conveyancing; divorce & family law; wills, probate & trusts; agriculture & estates; dispute resolution/litigation; employment law; commercial property; corporate & commercial; intellectual property; information technology & e-commerce; inheritance & probate disputes; property litigation; GDPR advisory and charity law. The firm has been part of the Gloucestershire community for…

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