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Kick-starting 2021 with a new partner and promotions

We are delighted to have kick-started 2021 with a series of senior promotions – one to partner and three to associate level. Adam Hale becomes the firm’s newest partner, after three years as senior associate in the firm’s agriculture & estates team. Wills, trusts & probate specialists Miranda Hawkes and Tom O’Riordan become associates, along […]

Deal news: Leading UK robotics & automation supplier completes multi-million pound management buyout

We were one of two Gloucestershire-based law firms to advise on a multi-million pound management buyout of CKF Holdings Limited, the holding company of CKF Systems Limited, an established UK robotics and automation supplier which has been operating for over 30 years. Based in modern manufacturing premises in Gloucester, CKF Systems Limited is one of […]

Celebrating 12 consecutive years of Lexcel accreditation

We are delighted to have secured Lexcel accreditation for the 12th year running. The Law Society’s hallmark of excellence, Lexcel is an independent mark of quality awarded only to practices that meet rigorous standards of client care, practice management and compliance. We are one of a handful of Gloucestershire-based firms to be accredited, and one […]

Our packed-out business bowling competition raises over £3400 for Maggie’s Cheltenham

Around 130 people from the county’s leading businesses took to the lanes at Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday 26 March for Willans’ first ever business bowling competition, raising more than £3,400 for Maggie’s Centres Cheltenham. The sold-out event was attended by around 20 teams, from businesses including Investec, Randall & Payne, Albright IP, Wynne-Jones, Mosaique and […]

Chartered legal executive Miranda Hawkes joins our wills, trusts & probate team

We’re delighted to appoint chartered legal executive Miranda Hawkes to our thriving wills, trusts & probate team. Miranda Hawkes re-joins the firm after leading the wills, trusts & probate department at a Malvern-based firm. Before this, she worked at Willans for five years, latterly as a probate executive. Miranda, who has almost 10 years’ legal […]

Excellent showing for Willans in South West legal guide

The results have been released for independent guide Chambers UK, recognised worldwide as a directory of leading law firms and lawyers, and we’re delighted to have secured another strong showing. We’ve retained a top-tier ranking for family law in the 2020 edition, along with 4 additional department rankings and 6 individual lawyers referenced in the […]

Welcome to a new family law partner and litigation executive

We have recently appointed a new partner and a litigation executive, expanding our family law and dispute resolution teams. An experienced family lawyer and collaborative practitioner, Sharon Giles joins as partner to lead the firm’s divorce and family law team, from a specialist family law practice in the South West. Sharon has been ranked in […]

Willans partners with the Fresh: Art Fair

The firm is delighted to be a partner of the Fresh: Art Fair, which runs at the Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse between 26 and 28 April this year. The fair will give visitors the chance to visit 51 leading UK galleries in one place. There will be 5000 original prints and paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramics […]

Good Divorce Week: Time to end the ‘blame game’?

Our family lawyers are backing the prospect of a change in the law that may help reduce the fallout from divorce on children. In a new poll, 79% of the population agreed conflict from divorce or separation can affect negatively children’s mental health, a figure rising to 87% among those who experienced their parents’ divorce […]

Announcing our new charity of the year: Carers Gloucestershire

We’re delighted to announce that our staff will spend a year fundraising for Carers Gloucestershire, a local charity that has been supporting unpaid carers for more than 25 years. The announcement falls on Carers Week (June 11-18), which is a national campaign that raises the awareness of, and celebrates, the UK’s seven million unpaid carers. The […]

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