Tom Smith joins Brabners litigation team

Tom Smith has been appointed as partner at Brabners legal practice, and will head up the Preston-based litigation team.

He was previously head of dispute resolution at Lancashire firm Forbes Solicitors.

Tom has 15 years of experience as a litigation solicitor, advising clients across the North West but predominantly in Lancashire and Preston. His particular experience lies in advising businesses on contractual disputes, corporate issues, debt recovery and insolvency related issues.

Nik White, managing partner at Brabners, said: “We’re on an upward curve after three years of successive growth, helped in no small part by an incredibly productive past 12 months for our litigation team.

“We are determined to build on this momentum and bringing in the right people is an essential part of our growth strategy. Tom’s skill set and experience of working with businesses across Lancashire will be invaluable as we develop our Preston team further and his track record for excellent client service is exactly what we are looking for."

Brabners’ 40-strong litigation practice is one of the largest in the North West and its fee income increased by more than 33 per cent year-on-year in the 12 months to April 2019.

We’re on an upward curve after three years of successive growth.

Tom added: "It’s great to be joining a team full of like-minded people who are so clearly focused on being a real strategic partner to their clients. There is a real determination to ensure that Brabners continues its focus on clients in Lancashire, Preston and across the North West and I am sure I can help them achieve that."