A surge in private client work, brought on in part by the coronavirus pandemic, has resulted in law teams across the country taking on new members of staff. The latest announcement in this region is the appointment of a new solicitor at the Wrexham head office of GHP Legal.
Frances Cartwright joins GHP Legal, which as a member of the Legal 500 register ranks among the top 500 law firms in England and Wales, from Bartletts Solicitors in Chester.
Wrexham born and bred, Frances qualified as a solicitor in 2018. After gaining a 2:1 degree in law from Liverpool John Moores University, she completed her Legal Practice Course remotely whilst working full-time as a legal secretary, and was later offered a two-year training contract with the same firm.
Joining GHP Legal at one of its busiest ever times, Frances has experience in dealing with all aspects of private client work including obtaining probate, administration of estates, inheritance tax matters, powers of attorney and the preparation of wills. She is currently studying towards gaining her STEP (Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners) qualification.
STEP is a global professional body comprising lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. The aim of STEP is to provide confidence to families, by setting high standards, training and educating its members, and upholding those standards.
Welcoming Frances to GHP Legal, Partner, Victoria Wilson, said: “GHP Legal has a strong reputation for its sensitive handling of all Private Client matters whilst achieving successful outcomes. Frances brings with her experience and expertise in every area of work covered by the department and will be a valued member of the team.”