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Napthens team grows in Cumbria

A number of new appointments in Cumbria have been announced by law firm Napthens as it continues with its expansion plans in the county.

Earlier this year the growing law firm opened an office in Kendal, in addition to its existing office in Penrith.

The Kendal office has now expanded with the appointments of Residential Property solicitor Amy Leslie, Wills & Estate Planning solicitor Georgina Smith and Employment & HR solicitor Kate Shawcross. They are joined by legal assistant Lauren Barnes.

Meanwhile, Litigation solicitor Sian Spencer has joined the firm’s Penrith office.

Amy Leslie, who joins from Clarkson Hirst Solicitors in Lancaster, will handle residential conveyancing transactions for clients who are buying or selling property, advising them throughout transactions.

Georgina Smith joins from Lancaster and Morecambe firm Baines Bagguley Penhale with Marsh and Co Solicitors. She offers advice on all aspects of estate planning including preparing Wills, inheritance tax issues and Court of Protection matters.

Kate Shawcross joins Napthens from JWK Solicitors in Lancaster. She advises on a range of employment and HR matters including redundancies, Employment Tribunal claims and drafting key employment documents.

Sian, of Cockermouth, joins from local firm Burnetts. Advising private and public sector organisations and individuals involved in disputes, Sian specialises in helping clients resolve disputes via alternative methods such as mediation or negotiation.

James Todhunter, Napthens’ head of Cumbria, said: “We are building a highly experienced team in Cumbria giving new and existing clients access to specialists in a range of private and commercial matters from employment law to conveyancing.

“Cumbria is a vital part of Napthens growth plans and we are proud to be investing in the region, creating new jobs and quickly building our presence in a strong business community.”