New WHN role for Jennifer



Lancashire law firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors (WHN Solicitors) has promoted associate Jennifer Prysiaznyj to head of residential conveyancing.

As part of the move, long-standing head of conveyancing Graham Ireland will take on a new role of senior consultant solicitor, leading the firm’s conveyancing team in Clitheroe.

Jennifer specialises in all types of residential conveyancing including complex areas of leaseholds, new builds, help to buy and shared ownership. She has developed a niche specialism in Islamic finance, advising clients across the world.

Jennifer joined WHN Solicitors as a conveyancing solicitor in its Bury office in 2018.

She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and was head of conveyancing and director at Blackburn-based Blakewater Solicitors for 10 years, leading the department from two staff to 12.

In her new role, she will continue advising clients as well as overseeing the development of the department, its team and processes.

She will also be the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for the firm’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation (CQS) as well as being responsible for the firm’s membership of mortgage lender panels.

Jennifer said: “This is my dream job. I am proud to be following in Graham’s footsteps as head of department.

“He is so well regarded by his clients and peers and has been a huge inspiration to the team. Graham has an exciting new challenge in Clitheroe and I am looking forward to working with him on that project.”

WHN Solicitors has offices in Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn, Bury, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.

The firm employs 100 staff and provides an extensive range of legal services to individuals, families and businesses across all its offices.

Graham added: “I have loved every minute of leading our firm-wide conveyancing team and Jennifer is the perfect candidate to build on our success. Clitheroe is a town close to my heart and I am looking forward to the opportunity to helping grow our Ribble Valley presence.”