Leeds law firm Clarion has appointed Laura Foley as an associate in its private client team.
Before joining Clarion, Laura gained experience with Gordons LLP in Leeds where she was a trainee solicitor working in the private client team. Prior to that, she spent two years as a senior sales negotiator for a national estate agent. Laura is a member of the Law Society and is planning to study for the STEP qualification, a mark of excellence in the profession.
In her new role, Laura will specialise in private client matters including advising on wills, probate, trusts, deputyship applications and administration, and enduring and lasting powers of attorney.
Justine Osmotherley, partner and head of private client services at Clarion, commented:
With demand continuing to increase, our private client team is very busy and Laura’s arrival will be a welcome addition, helping us to carry on providing high levels of service.
Laura is the latest lawyer to join Clarion, becoming one of 30 new members of staff recruited over the last 12 months. The firm now has a 100 strong team including 17 partners.
My grounding with high net worth individuals and management of trusts fits well with the areas of expertise offered by Clarion and in particular with their wealth protection solutions.
I hope to be able to develop the firm’s existing base of corporate clients and consolidate its established reputation for delivering excellent client service. I am thrilled to be joining a firm that is committed to growth in what is a difficult economic marketplace.
Clarion’s growing private client team currently comprises eight dedicated lawyers who specialise in providing legal advice for older clients and their families, including wills and probate matters and tax planning as well as contentious probate.