New faces arrives as long service rewarded with associate role
» WILLANS LLP has welcomed a new face, as well as promoting one of its longest-serving lawyers. Chartered legal executive Sam Doherty has joined the Chambers-rated wills, trusts and probate team.
She advises clients on wills, lasting powers of attorney and setting up and administering trusts.
She also deals with probate and Court of Protection applications. The eight-strong team, which was recognised in the Chambers High Net Worth guide along with head of department Simon Cook, is one of the largest of its kind in the region.
In the firm’s family law team, which is also recognised in the independent guide, chartered legal executive Jonathan Eager, inset, has been promoted to senior associate.
Mr Eager, who joined Willans in 2007, has worked in matrimonial law for nearly 20 years and is noted for his expertise in national legal guide The Legal 500.
Managing partner Bridget Redmond said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sam to the firm and award Jonathan a welldeserved promotion.
“Sam’s appointment further strengthens our private client offering, helping us to deliver the prompt and expert legal advice that we are known for.
“Jonathan is well-respected in the field for clear, practical advice he gives in all areas of family law. We are delighted to give him recognition for his experience and hard work.”
Willans employs around 80 people across multiple offices in Imperial Square, Cheltenham.
Willans helps family businesses no matter what their situation or stage of their journey and is delighted to be sponsoring the Family Business of the Year Award at the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards.
Simon Cook, head of the wills, trusts & probate team, with legal executive Sam Doherty, centre, and managing partner Bridget Redmond