A hat-trick of promotions at leading south coast law firm Churchers Solicitors has created two new partners and a new associate.
The firm, which has six offices across Hampshire, has promoted Lauren McIntosh, Faye Evans and Sarah Coates as it continues to grow in the region.
Lauren is promoted to Partner in the Private Client team at the Fareham office. She joined the firm in 2010 as a trainee solicitor and qualified in 2012. She specialises in wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and estate administration. As a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners and Solicitors for Elderly, Lauren has been highly engaged in the firm’s work in advising vulnerable elderly clients.
Faye has been promoted to Partner in the Private Client team at the Portsmouth office. Faye qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and specialises in the creation and administration of trusts and advises trustees on the legal requirements of their role, in addition to preparing wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Faye has an active role in the community giving seminars to groups and talks to students who are interested in a career in law, working closely with the University of Portsmouth. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners and Solicitors for Elderly.
Sarah has been promoted to Associate in the Child Law team at the Cosham office. She qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and joined Churchers in 2008. She specialises in representing parents and children in care proceedings brought by the Local Authority. Sarah is a member of the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme, and juggles her full-time job and heavy workload with being a busy mother.
Churchers Solicitors Managing Partner Ian Robinson said: “We were delighted to offer Lauren, Faye and Sarah promotions this year, and we are looking forward to seeing them flourish in their new roles.
“All three team members have shown exceptional qualities and determination in promoting their areas of expertise and supporting colleagues. We are proud and excited to have these women play an even greater role in helping to grow and develop the firm in 2018.”
Last year was a hugely positive and exciting year for Churchers, which rebranded, won Hampshire Law Society’s top Law Firm of the Year for the second time in two years, and expanded its team with the addition of new solicitors and trainee solicitors.
Local Churchers Solicitors has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.
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