North West law firm Harrison Drury has appointed a new wills, inheritance and estate administration specialist to support clients in the Lancaster and Morecambe region.
Rebecca Mitchell-Smith joins the firm’s Lancaster office as solicitor from another local firm, having worked in the locality for over 10 years. Her appointment brings Harrison Drury’s ‘private client’ team to 15 working across its six offices.
A graduate in law with first class honours from Lancaster University, Rebecca has over seven years’ experience as a practising solicitor.
She will provide Harrison Drury’s clients with professional advice in areas such as the drafting of Wills, inheritance tax planning, probate and estate administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.
Clare Fleming, head of the firm’s private client team, said: “Rebecca is both an experienced and knowledgeable wills specialist who will make a great contribution to our team. Having lived in the Morecambe Bay area for over 20 years, she brings with her valuable local knowledge and has established herself in the local area as a specialist helping families plan for their future.”
Harrison Drury continues to expand its team to meet the demands of its individual client services. Rebecca’s appointment is the start of a period of growth for the firm’s team dealing with private client matters with further solicitors expected to join the team in the spring.
Rebecca, who lives in the Morecambe Bay area, added: “Harrison Drury has an excellent reputation for its client service as well as being a strong advocate of ongoing professional development, which greatly attracted me to the firm. With the support from Harrison Drury, I am keen to focus on my professional development and work towards Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) accreditation and hopefully the STEP accreditation in the future.”
Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys a busy family life spending time with her husband, two young children and the family dog, Murphy. She also actively takes part in charitable work, having volunteered with local services including Citizens' Advice Bureau, Animal Care and Lancashire Constabulary.