Willans LLP appoints two new partners and three associates

Gloucestershire-based law firm Willans LLP has announced the appointment of two new partners as well as a series of senior promotions.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Tom ORiordan and Mary Young top left to right, Adam Hale top right, Simon Hodges and Miranda Hawkes.
Tom O’Riordan and Mary Young (top left to right), Adam Hale (top right), Simon Hodges and Miranda Hawkes.

Cheltenham-headquartered law firm, Willans LLP, has named Simon Hodges and Adam Hale as the firm’s new partners, alongside a flurry of other top-ranking promotions.

Residential property partner, Mr Hodges, re-joins Willans after five years at Hughes Paddison, where he was a director in the firm’s conveyancing department.

And Mr Hale becomes a partner after three years as senior associate in Willans’ agriculture and estates team.

The firm has also announced wills, trusts and probate specialists Miranda Hawkes and Tom O’Riordan have become associates, along with residential property lawyer Mary Young.

Bridget Redmond, managing partner, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Simon back to Willans and am really proud of Adam, Mary, Miranda and Tom. I look forward to seeing them thrive as partner and associates, respectively.

‘Each has shown clear commitment to providing clients with first-class legal advice in a responsive, approachable way. That is very much the Willans ethos and it is why we have earned the trust of generations of clients.’

Mr Hodges has more than 15 years’ experience in residential property law with particular expertise in dealing with the purchase of retirement properties.

Agricultural law specialist Mr Hale’s promotion to partner brings the firm’s partner count to 14.

His role sees him advise rural businesses, farmers and private landowners on a wide range of issues relating to rural land management and the disposal of development land and has extensive experience in dealing with complex land transactions.

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

To find out more about Willans LLP solicitors, visit willans.co.uk.

By Andrew Merrell

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