Three new partners have been created in spring promotions at Harrison Clark Rickerbys and its sister company Medical Accident Group.
Alan Meiklejohn, restructuring and insolvency expert in Worcester and Birmingham, Anthony Goodfellow, who specialises in real estate based in Hereford and the Wye Valley, takes the firm’s tally of partners to more than 90.
In promotions across the firm’s eight offices, James Osborne becomes a senior associate in the family law team, and six move to become associates, three of them in the dispute resolution team; Daniel Godfrey and Kate Hallifax. Lauren Nash from family law, Tarnjeet Rehal in real estate and Mandip Riar in corporate also move up the ladder; for Mandip, this follows her award for Junior Solicitor of the Year from Worcestershire Law Society.
Finding solutions to clients’ problems is a common theme for all three new partners – Alan said: “I enjoy finding a solution to situations where there are competing interests, and the problem solving to achieve the best results for my client and the other key stake-holders of a business with financial issues.”
For Charlotte, the focus is on supporting clients who have often had to struggle with an unwieldy NHS complaints system first. She said: “My clients often want answers, an apology and a reassurance that what has happened to them will not happen to another patient. Everyone is concerned about issues of patient safety and, where mistakes are made, my clients need my support in claiming fair compensation for injuries they have suffered which, at times, can be life-changing.”
Anthony said: “I enjoy being a part of a successful project and helping clients understand and work with the law and achieve their objectives. It is exciting being part of the growth and progress of the firm; we have a great team here.”
Rod Thomas, the firm’s managing partner, said: “We want to encourage talented and ambitious people to progress through the firm as we grow, and promotions are important, both for those directly involved and to make it clear that we value and reward those who are really committed to clients. I congratulate all those who have been promoted.”