Birchall Blackburn Strengthens North West Legal Teams

Birchall Blackburn solicitors has made 11 promotions across its North West offices.

The firm has promoted specialist brain injury solicitor Dianne Yates, industrial diseases lawyer Helen Bradley and commercial property expert Tony Coates to partner level in its Chester, Manchester and Southport offices, respectively.

In Morecambe, solicitor Kristina Smith has moved to head up the private client team there from its Southport office.

Personal injury specialists, Joanne Dewhurst, Janet Smith and Simon Hopkins, have been promoted to associate in Birchall Blackburn’s Manchester office.

Meanwhile, the Preston office sees promotions to associate solicitor level for residential conveyancing solicitor Tammy Jones, commercial property specialist Jane Lockwood, childcare expert Alex Reid, and Deborah Harrison, a personal injury solicitor.

Speaking on the promotions, Catherine MacCracken of Birchall Blackburn said: “With the legal industry experiencing huge changes in access to legal advice, it is important we keep our focus on the development of our people to provide our clients with a true specialist legal service.

“We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated and committed people working here at Birchall Blackburn, they are our biggest asset and we are delighted to recognise their hard work and reward them in this way.”