Ellen carried out her training contract with Farnfields Solicitors, gaining valuable experience in three specialist areas of law which included commercial and agricultural , residential property and family. Ellen has chosen to remain in commercial and agricultural and will be based primarily at Farnfields’ office in Shaftesbury. Ellen says, “It has been a very long
Farnfields Partnership welcomes two new Partners as we invest in people and processes.
The Farnfields Partnership has gone from strength to strength and particularly over the last five years has grown substantially in terms of size and number of personnel, winning several business awards along the way.
Meanwhile, it is clear that business and the broader environment in which we all operate also continues to change at a rapid pace. So to ensure we offer the best client service and continue to provide our staff with interesting, fulfilling roles Farnfields wants to embrace these challenges with both more efficient work practices and an expansion of client services.
Recently we have seen the expansion of the Dispute Resolution Department with Nigel Mills, a specialist litigation solicitor. Discussing his role, Nigel says “The work is full of variety. One day I could be working on a business dispute, another on an inheritance or property dispute, or perhaps a discrimination claim before an Employment Tribunal.”
The Farnfields Partnership also welcomes two new Partners, Jacqueline Cuff and Lucy Brown, although both ladies have each had very different career paths. Jacqueline joined Farnfields in her twenties as a receptionist. While bringing up a family locally, she took her Chartered Legal Executive exams and now has over 15 years of experience in the private client area of law dealing with Wills, Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and Elderly Client Work. Meanwhile, Lucy trained as a solicitor in family law in her early twenties going on to become a Law Society Advanced Family Panel Member, Trained Mediator, Collaborative Practitioner and Resolution Accredited Specialist.
Jacqueline says, “We are all very optimistic for the future and the firm’s progressive approach will enhance the client experience and further make Farnfields a great place to work”, while Lucy adds, “it is certainly very exciting to be part of such a forward-looking business”.
All in all, these are exciting developments for the Farnfields Partnership as we step up to take advantage of the demands of the new decade as investing in people and processes become ever more important.