Legal eagle takes flight at WHN

North West-based Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors has bolstered its specialist dispute resolution department after one of its trainees qualified as a solicitor.

Amy Richardson, who is 25 and lives in Ramsbottom, has been retained by the firm, which has offices across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Amy commenced her training contract with WHN upon joining the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2014.

The two-year qualification process saw Amy gain experience in both contentious and non-contentious commercial law matters. She has also undertaken a Professional Skills Course at the University of Law, Manchester where she developed her expertise in client care, corporate insolvency and employment law.

In her new role at WHN, Amy will provide specialist legal advice to North West businesses on all aspects of commercial disputes, including resolving contractual disputes and recovering outstanding debt.

Michael Shroot, who is a partner and heads up the commercial department at Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors, said: “WHN is committed to seeking out the most talented aspiring solicitors and continually investing in training and developing them to ensure we provide the very best legal advice to our clients.

“Amy is a fantastic asset to the team and I’m looking forward to helping her forge a long-term career with us.”

Amy graduated from the University of Birmingham with a joint honours degree in Law with Business Studies, and completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Manchester. Outside of work, Amy is a keen fundraiser and also enjoys baking and travelling.