Lancashire-based law firm, Burys Solicitors, has doubled in size in the last six months, leading to relocation to larger premises in the Ribble Valley and the recruitment of five new staff members.
Burys moved to Manor Court near Ribchester from former offices in Balderstone. In response to client demand, the firm has also added residential conveyancing to its offering of Wills, Probate, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection Services.
Business Development Manager, Aimee Gannon, joined the team in June and will drive further growth opportunities for the firm. Aimee previously gained 14 years’ experience working for The Department for Constitutional Affairs and worked as Business Development Manager for a leading law firm in Burnley.
Trainee solicitor, Melissa Cooper, is studying for her postgraduate in Legal Practice and was talent-spotted whilst under the tutelage of company director, Joanne Bury, who also lectures degree level students at University Centre at Blackburn College.
Jennie Ingham, trainee solicitor, completed her Law Conversion and Legal Practice Course Masters in Leeds at the University of Law and previously studied as an undergraduate in Criminology & Psychology. Prior to joining Burys, Jennie worked in conveyancing and employment law and volunteered for a legal charity.
Practice manager, Tracey Burgess, brings over 25 years’ office experience working within legal, education and health sectors. Paralegal Tara Place joins the firm on a training contract and will gain valuable workplace experience whilst continuing her studies at UCLAN. She is due to complete her LPC in 2021.
Solicitor and company director, Joanne Bury, established the firm in 2013 to make legal arrangements as easy possible for people going through stressful life events. The firm’s caring and sympathetic approach includes offering visits in the privacy and comfort of clients’ own homes.
Company director and solicitor, Joanne Bury, says: “We are growing organically through recommendations and a passion to do more for our clients. The conveyancing service was introduced following requests from our clients to be there for them and their loved ones at all stressful life events – from divorce through to bereavement, and now whilst moving house.
“All members of the team, myself included, have endured personal loss and difficult life experiences, and understand how hard it can be to manage paperwork during times of upheaval. With over 70 years’ specialist experience on the team, the level of expertise at Burys means that we help things go as smoothly as possible from start to finish, which means so much to our customers.”