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Law firm expands its family and its base

(L-R) Sarah Bentley and Assunta Wood

A fast-growing East Lancashire legal firm has taken out ‘local insurance’ with a key appointment whilst doubling its office premises.

Sarah Bentley Solicitors, specialists in family law and based in Padiham – has appointed Accrington-born Assunta Wood as legal secretary.

The former Mount Carmel High School pupil brings 30 years’ experience in general administration to the role, including a spell as a company secretary within a leading insurance firm. The firm has also expanded into a second office at its headquarters at Ribble Court, Mead Way.

“We have made real progress inside our first year of trading,” said owner Sarah Bentley, who decided to establish her own practice last year, building on her three decades of experience in family law.

Sarah added: “Assunta’s arrival adds further strength to our team; her secretarial background, particularly in high level administration, is perfect for us.

“I am delighted with the team here; talented people who care passionately about their work and can offer all the skills required to help those affected by the trauma of a relationship breakdown, particularly where children are involved.

“Additionally, the commitment to taking on extra office space will provide an even better environment for our clients and staff as we continue to move forward.”