We are proud to announce a round of promotions across the business, including the appointment of two new directors.
Court of Protection specialists Jenny Roberts and Chris Gallagher join the board of directors, while Kate Forster, David Jones and Fiona Ludkin have been promoted to senior associate. Also in the Court of Protection team, Hayley Chesters takes a new position as associate and Lindsay Savage and Darren Scholes as executive.
Finally, Tania McGrory, Charlotte Crawford, David Jones and Fiona Ludkin have all been appointed as directors of the Hugh Jones Trust Corporation, which acts as trustee or deputy to support those who have lost capacity including the elderly, children and adults who have suffered maximum severity brain injury or brain damage due to medical negligence or catastrophic injury.
Jenny Roberts has years of experience in all aspects of mental capacity work. She is regularly involved in Court of Protection applications for statutory wills, gift applications and contested deputyship applications and has been involved in welfare applications. As a professional deputy, Jenny helps to manage the affairs of many vulnerable clients, ranging from young children with cerebral palsy to elderly clients with dementia.
She said: “I’m extremely passionate about supporting society’s most vulnerable and work hard to build relationships with clients and their families. As a firm, we always put their best interests before anything else. That’s something I’m extremely proud of and I look forward to building upon in my new role as director.”
Chris Gallagher also helps in the management of deputyships of those who lack capacity. He specialises in working with brain injured clients and their families to try and ensure their property and financial affairs are managed as effectively as possible.
He was listed as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 2020 and 2021. Commenting on his promotion, he said: “It’s an honour to join the board of directors at the firm. Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, we’ve gone from strength to strength and have exciting plans for the future. I’m poised and ready to take on the responsibility and challenges that the position affords me.”
The firm – which was recently crowned Medium Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards – boasts the largest team of Court of Protection lawyers in the UK and has built an impressive reputation for supporting vulnerable people in a professional, friendly and cost effective manner.