Leading Lancashire law firm Marsden Rawsthorn has expanded its team following recent growth in the business, with a number of appointments and promotions across divisions.
Following the appointment of Joanne Wilcox as a partner in the commercial property team, the firm, which has offices in Preston and Chorley, has announced that Ashley Marshall will become a partner in the wills and probate team.
Ashley joined Marsden Rawsthorn as a trainee in 2005, and has quickly risen through the ranks by demonstrating a huge amount of technical skill in complex areas such as trusts and tax planning.
During his time at the firm, Ashley has facilitated the implementation of a national will register and will search facility, and he is also in the process of delivering a new private client workflow system.
Also on the list of promotions is Karen Maysmor, who was previously marketing assistant and has been with the company for nine years. She has been promoted to client relationship manager, a key role as the firm continues to improve its service delivery and expand its client base.
Cheryl Hawkins has been promoted to systems developer, and will be responsible for managing Marsden Rawsthorn’s wider IT and technology infrastructure, part of which involves overseeing new service features such as online accessibility.
Finally, Kim Busby and Danielle Leeming, legal secretaries, have been promoted to paralegal roles within the family and commercial teams respectively.
Debbie Pettitt, Marsden Rawsthorn’s chief executive, commented: “We are delighted to announce promotions for five valued members of our team, recognising their hard work and commitment.
"These changes are part of Marsden Rawsthorn’s long-term strategy to improve the quality of service we deliver to clients, and I am sure that they will provide a firm foundation for the company's continued growth."
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