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Raft of New Hires for Law Firm Lodders

Dispute Resolution law specialist Ellie Crofts is one of six new hires at Midlands and South West law firm Lodders.

A Property Litigation specialist, Ellie joins as Associate in Lodders’ Dispute Resolution practice, which is led by partner Jane Senior.

The firm has also made appointments in its Real Estate, Private Client, Corporate and Commercial, and Family Law teams.

Ellie joins Lodders from Wright Hassall, Leamington Spa, where she worked for 14 years and was most recently a Property Litigation Associate Solicitor. At Lodders, she will handle all property related issues, including beneficial interest claims, service charge disputes, lease extensions, and commercial landlord and tenant matters.

Commenting on her appointment, Ellie said: “I have been looking to make a move to a well-respected and established law firm with a growing property litigation offering, and Lodders delivers on all counts. The firm has a fantastic reputation for the quality of its solicitors, client service and legal advice, and for being a great place to work.

“I bring 10 years of experience in residential leasehold management, property and land dispute resolution, acting for a range of clients from private individuals to FTSE 100 companies.”

Priscilla Macleod joins as a Solicitor in the firm’s top-ranking Real Estate practice, which is one of the largest in the Midlands with 30 specialist real estate, commercial property, planning, construction and highways legal experts.

Previously at Thomas Legal, Gloucester, at Lodders Priscilla will specialise in residential and commercial property law, including landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals, and property development work.

Affiliate STEP member Alexia Haines joins as a Solicitor in Lodder’s Private Client practice from Gateley Plc, Birmingham. Based at the firm’s Stratford upon Avon office, Alexia specialises in the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and estate administration.

Lodders’ other new hires are Katie Mann, who joins as a Trainee Solicitor with her first seat in the Private Client practice, Matthew Harris as a Paralegal in the Corporate and Commercial team, and Kate Farrelly as a Paralegal in the Family Law team, which was awarded the highest band 1 position for family lawyers in Birmingham by the UK Chambers Directory last year.

Commenting on the firm’s raft of new hires, Lodders’ managing partner Paul Mourton said: “The firm has seen sustained growth in work across the board, and an increase in client instructions as a result. Our latest high-calibre appointments support our strategy and ambition to become the law firm of choice in the Midlands and South West, and our commitment to developing the next generation of legal experts. Each of these latest appointments will strengthen and add value to our high quality client service offering.”

For more information about Lodders:

Lodders is a premier law firm in Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Henley in Arden. The firm has 25 partners and over 130 fee earners and support staff across its office network. With its portfolio of sector and market specific top-ranking legal teams, the firm has recorded year-on-year growth in recent years.