9 April 2018

Four new members in four months for Cheltenham lawyers’ litigation team

Four new recruits have joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ expanding Cheltenham dispute resolution team in the last four months, making the team one of the largest in the region with 18 fee earners and five support staff. It has doubled in size in just over three years, reflecting client demand.

The team supports both local and national clients across a number of areas, including intellectual property, real estate litigation and banking and financial services.

The latest recruit is Edward Miller, who joined the team as a senior associate. Edward joined from an international law firm in London and brings a wide range of experience and knowledge, acting for a range of clients ranging from SMEs to high net worth individuals, as well as property developers, hotels and bridging lenders.

Adam Barrett joined the team as an associate, having trained and qualified with a national firm – his particular expertise is in matters involving breach of contract, professional negligence, shareholder disputes and general litigation.

Solicitor Kate Hallifax specialises in real estate litigation and represents SMEs, PLCs and private individuals in many areas of real estate disputes. Kate has significant experience in retail, construction, transport and the public sector.

Solicitor Jodie Boston has also boosted the team’s real estate expertise, with her experience of dealing with landlord and tenant issues, recovery of rent arrears, breach of lease covenants, and disputes involving common land and village greens.

Adam Finch, partner and team head, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for the team; these additional new appointments highlight the success that we have seen over the last twelve months. We are very pleased to be able to attract such impressive talent, which will add real value to our clients and enable us to compete favourably with the larger City firms.” 

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 470 staff and partners based at offices in Cheltenham, Worcester, Birmingham, Hereford, the Wye Valley, the Thames Valley, Cambridge and London who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationally. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, advanced manufacturing and construction.

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