A LEGAL firm has promoted two solicitors.
Walker Smith Way has promoted Katie Brassington and Stephen Lunt, who both trained and qualified at Walker Smith Way and have been with the firm since 2002 and 2000 respectively.
Katie, 31, becomes a partner in the wills, trusts and probate department. She is an active member of Solicitors for the Elderly, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Law Society’s Probate Section.
Stephen, 33, works within the firm’s commercial property department, handling all aspects of commercial freehold and leasehold work, including landlord and tenant transactions, commercial lending, easements, pipeline and windfarm projects.
Katie, originally from Deganwy in North Wales said: “I’m delighted with this promotion – having been with Walker Smith Way throughout my legal career, it has always been my goal to reach partnership level here. We have a really good wills and probate department and I’m looking forward to continuing to support it as a partner.”
Stephen said: “I’m very proud toŠhave beenŠmade a partner in such an established and well-respected law firm, within an exceptionally strong commercial property departmentŠwhich is committed to providing our clients with reliable and accurate legal advice.”
Director Neil Turnbull said: “Our congratulations go to Katie and Stephen for these well-deserved promotions. Both have worked extremely hard to achieve partnership and have been an asset to Walker Smith Way since joining.”
Receiving promotions to associate level are Roland Humphreys, who works in family law, and Jo Williams, a personal injury lawyer.