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Law firm Ward Gethin Archer promotes six to director

11/05/2017 News Team

UK solicitors Ward Gethin Archer has promoted six members of staff to director.

Diane Hewitt, David Snodgrass, Sarah Fairbrother, Nicola Firth, Kim Faivelowitz and Andrew Skuse have been promoted at a time when the business continues to grow across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, employing approximately 150 staff across eight offices.

Ms Hewitt is a chartered legal executive and director in the firm's private client team, working primarily from its Swaffham office. She joined the firm in May 2006, having specialised in private client work for 10 years.

Mr Snodgrass is the firm's first non-lawyer manager, an accountant by profession, and the firm's finance director. He has responsibility for managing all aspects of the firm's finances, including client money transactions, and is also the nominated compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA). He joined Ward Gethin Archer in January 2015, having previously spent nearly 15 years in a finance and operations role in another law firm.

Having completed her training with Ward Gethin Archer, Ms Fairbrother was admitted to the roll as a solicitor in 2011. She advises clients on all aspects of family law including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, in particular upon financial issues that follow a relationship breakdown.

Ms Firth is a private client solicitor working primarily at the firm's King's Lynn office. She qualified as a solicitor in March 2012. Ms Firth advises on a range of issues including wills and the administration of estates after someone has died, as well as making and registering lasting powers of attorney.

Ms Faivelowitz works in the firm's litigation and employment law department. whilst Mr Skuse is a solicitor and director within the property department responsible for the Watton, Swaffham and Dereham property teams.

Mr Dewey, managing director, commented: "These promotions come at an exciting time for our business and industry. We have promoted people with a varied background in terms of experience and qualifications – solicitors, legal executives and an accountant, all sharing our common goal of delivering excellent legal service in a client-focused, service-driven way."

The promotions grow the number of directors at the firm to 16.

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