A law firm has made a string of “highly talented” new appointments.

The new appointments have been made by Clough & Willis, a law firms with offices in Little Lever and Bury, and include the promoting staff to partners and other senior levels.

Andy Herricks, who joined the firm last year as head of the corporate team, has now been promoted to partner.

He said: “Since joining the firm I have enjoyed working with a team of knowledgeable colleagues who are all specialists in their fields and with a diverse client base.

“I am delighted to become a partner and I am looking forward to help shape the future of the business.”

The Bolton News: Andy Herricks Ryan Browne Rafia Faruk and Joshua Beattie of Clough & WillisAndy Herricks Ryan Browne Rafia Faruk and Joshua Beattie of Clough & Willis (Image: Conker PR)

Mr Herricks brings with him more than 20 years of experience working as a corporate and commercial lawyer, with his specialisms including share sales and company acquisitions.

Promoted alongside him has been Ryan Browne, who has been promoted to associate solicitor having been first appointed to the firm’s private client team in September 2022.

Since then, he has focused on the drafting of wills and estate administration, grant applications, inheritance tax returns, deputyships and lasting powers of attorney.

Another promotion has been Joshua Beattie, who joined Clough & Willis as a paralegal in 2020.

He started training with the firm in 2022 and will now be developing his career in the litigation team where he will provide legal counsel and dispute resolution services.

Rafia Faruk also joined as a paralegal and started her training contract at the same time as Mr Beattie.

She will remain in the private client team and will be working on a range of services including the drafting of legal power of attorneys and wills as well as estate administration.

Managing partner Lee Marston said: “Since arriving at Clough & Willis, Andy has really made his mark.

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“His unwavering ambition to grow the corporate team stands out so inviting him to become a partner was an easy decision.

“Myself and the rest of the partnership are looking forward to seeing him develop and further expand our corporate client base across the region.”

He added: “I’d also like to praise Ryan, Joshua and Rafia who are all highly talented solicitors.

“Their tenacity and determination shine out as is their commitment to adding value, both to their teams and to their clients.”