We are pleased to announce we have appointed a new Head of Property, Mark Laird, to our leadership team. The appointment recognises the firm’s growing demand and strengthens our position as one of Leeds’ leading independent law firms.
Mark brings with him many years of experience working in property law. He qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007 and since then has specialised in all aspects of residential conveyancing.
Our Managing Partner, David Sorensen, commented “we are very excited for Mark to be our new head of property. Our property team have worked very hard during the entire pandemic and Mark joins us as we move out of the lockdowns and his experience, skills and dynamism will help us to continue to grow”.
Roisin Hulme will also be joining the firm as a Clinical Negligence solicitor. Her appointment reflects the ongoing growth in our Clinical Negligence team. Until 2017, Roisin worked on personal injury claims, initially representing victims of occupational stress and road traffic accidents. Since then, she has specialised in clinical negligence law, and is experienced in handling a wide variety of claims including delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, accident and emergency claims and dental claims.
Further to these appointments, trainee Solicitors Hanan Hewitson and Carrie King qualify as solicitors this month. Hanan joins the firm’s employment rights team and Carrie joins the personal injury and dispute resolution teams. Both will also act as mentors as part of our new mentoring scheme.
Hanan commented “I have worked towards qualifying as a solicitor for the last 10 years, so I am very excited the day has finally come. I am looking forward to starting this new chapter in my career and remaining at the firm that has done so much for me.”
Carrie added “Having worked for Morrish for 7 years, I was thrilled when asked to start as a NQ Solicitor. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2 years of training and I look forward to the next chapter.”
In addition, we will be launching a new apprenticeship scheme in 2022. Each year the firm will seek to take on one university graduate and one A Level student as part of our apprenticeship programme, which will offer a work-based pathway to the profession for ambitious and highly competent learners.
This month Lawrence Ofori and Erin Garnham will also begin their training contracts with the firm bringing the firm’s trainee solicitors up to 5 in total. Both started their careers at Morrish Solicitors in 2020, supporting the Medical Negligence and Employment teams respectively as legal assistants.
Erin said “I am overjoyed to be offered the opportunity to begin my legal career at a fantastic firm. I am looking forward to what the future holds for me as a Trainee Solicitor”
Lawrence added “I am delighted to have attained a training contract at Morrish. It’s been a culmination of years of hard work and determination but an invaluable experience. I cannot wait to get started within the new role and contribute towards the future success of the firm.”
Two new legal assistants, Matthew Logue and Lucy Wilson, will also be joining the personal injury team. Matthew will assist solicitors Martin Bare, Dominic Hughes and Tanya Kilmartin with their growing caseloads. Lucy will work alongside Morrish partner, John Morrison.
Yorkshire Based Law Firm
Morrish Solicitors is an independent law firm based in West Yorkshire with a strong national presence. We offer a variety of legal services to private clients, trade union and association members. Our legal services include:
- Personal Injury
- Medical Negligence
- Employment Law
- Residential Conveyancing and Property
- Divorce and Family Law
- Wills, Probate & Estates
- Dispute Resolution
Contact us on 033 3344 9600 or simply email [email protected] with your request.
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