Yorkshire law firm appoints five across the business

10/10/2017 News Team

Shefflield, Yorkshire based law firm Wake Smith Solicitors has made five appointments including one to the private client team.

Sam Bellagha joins the private client team as a paralegal with a law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and having completed his LPC at the University of Sheffield this summer, he previously worked as a paralegal at Irwin Mitchell LLP.

Chloe Needham is a modern apprentice in the residential conveyancing team and takes her first job since finishing her studies at college.

Megan Craig is a new trainee solicitor and her first seat is in clinical negligence. Ms Craig has previously worked as a paralegal at Trade Union Legal LLP and Medico Legal Direct.

Katie Marlow joins as a trainee legal cashier, her first position in legal. 

Finally, Anne Wildgoose is re-joining Wake Smith as a post completions clerk in the residential conveyancing team. Having previously worked as a legal secretary at Wake Smith for 12 years, she then joined Taylor & Emmet in July 2016.

Wake Smith now employs more than 100 staff including 18 directors and more than 40 legal professionals.

Nick Lambert, chairman, said: “The company is performing well and we have ambitious plans to increase our top-line turnover during, and beyond, the 2018 financial year.

“The recruitment of five new staff fits in directly with these plans and I am delighted to note that one of our new staff re-joins us from another law firm after working at Wake Smith for a number of years as a legal secretary."


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