Wake Smith boosts teams with latest hires

18th February 2021

Wake Smith Solicitors has added three new hires to its growing team of legal experts.

Associate Colleen Dooney joins the seven-strong private client team; paralegal Dylan Friend brings his skills to the clinical negligence department, while residential and commercial property paralegal Sam Brightman starts in the firm’s busy property department.

Colleen joins from a niche private client practice in Sheffield where she spent the last two and a half years assisting clients with estate administration, Inheritance Tax Planning, Wills and Powers of Attorney matters.

She completed a law and criminology degree at Keele University, and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in York and qualified in 2011.

Sheffield Hallam University law graduate Dylan Friend comes to Wake Smith from a year long position at a local firm; while Sam Brightman, who also graduated from Hallam with a law degree, joins after spending two years as a real estate paralegal.

Colleen said: “Wake Smith’s loyal client base, its established reputation and forward thinking business strategies attracted me to this role. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues to offer the highest standard of advice and assistance to all of our clients.”

Head of private client Suzanne Porter said: “I am delighted to welcome Colleen, Dylan and Sam to the Wake Smith team. Their appointments will further enhance the services we already provide to our individual and business clients across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.”

Wake Smith is fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For further information on Wake Smith’s business and personal legal services call 0114 266 6660.

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