Wake Smith Solicitors appoint two new directors

22nd November 2021

Wake Smith Solicitors has appointed Colleen Dooney and Kelly Pashley-Handford to director level.

Wake Smith Solicitors has appointed Colleen Dooney and Kelly Pashley-Handford to director level.

Colleen joined Wake Smith as an associate within the firm’s busy private client team in February this year. Since then her technical knowledge has impressed and helped clients with estate administration, Inheritance Tax Planning and Wills and Powers of Attorney matters, and she has also assisted head of department Suzanne Porter with the team.

Kelly has lead on all aspects of HR at Wake Smith since January 2019 including managing recruitment and selection processes; facilitating training and development and continuously reviewing and improving HR practices as HR manager including supporting the firm’s stance of being fully operational throughout the pandemic.

Colleen said: “I am delighted to be taking the next step in my career and with a firm, I feel, is the right fit for me. What I love about Wake Smith is the company’s ethos and culture and the team here. We all pull together and support each other. I am looking forward to the challenges that becoming a Director at Wake Smith will bring.”

Kelly added: “The last 18 months has been a challenging, yet progressive time for HR and it’s been a privilege to work with the team here at Wake Smith to navigate the challenges. Workplace culture and employee engagement has been particularly important during this time and we are fortunate to have such cohesive, dedicated teams. I look forward to building on all the positive changes we’ve implemented”. 

Chairman John Baddeley said: “Colleen and Kelly’s appointment to director level demonstrates our intent to reward our highest performers.”

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

Pic caption: (left to right) Director appointments at Wake Smith Solicitors – Kelly Pashley-Handford and Colleen Dooney. 

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