Harrison Drury appoints rural specialist

Harrison Drury has appointed solicitor Jessica Casson-Grave to its commercial dispute resolution and insolvency team.

Jessica previously completed work experience at the firm and later returned as a paralegal. She joins  from Oglethorpe, Sturton & Gillibrand Solicitors in Lancaster, where she completed her training.

Jessica holds a particular focus on the agricultural sector with experience across a broad range of property, probate and commercial disputes. Based at the firm’s Preston and Lancaster offices, she will assist Harrison Drury’s clients to help resolve dispute matters involving business contracts, commercial debt and partnership and shareholder disputes.

Sean Gibbs, head of commercial dispute resolution at Harrison Drury, said: “Jessica has had ties with Harrison Drury since early on in her studies. Her work experience placement with the commercial dispute resolution team in 2017 inspired her on her path to qualify as a solicitor. She then came to us after her final year of study to work as a paralegal at our Lancaster office.

"It’s great to see her returning to her spiritual home at Harrison Drury after completing her professional legal training. We were also in competition with others in the legal industry to secure her services so are very happy that she chose us.”