Law firm Bromleys has recruited associate solicitor John Fawcett to a senior role leading two departments.
John, 48, has joined the Tameside firm as head of its Court of Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney team and its Wills, Probate and Planning for the Future team.
He acts for clients of all ages and backgrounds who, through injury or illness, lack capacity to manage their own property and financial affairs.
John also specialises in all aspects of estate planning and estate management, as well as trusts, gifts and wills.
He has specialised in these fields for more than 20 years and his previous firms include Slater & Gordon and Linder Myers.
John said: “I’m excited to join Bromleys and build on the great work of my predecessors. It’s an award-winning firm with an excellent reputation for the quality of its work.
“There is a good deal of overlap between the two teams, and my aim is to see both of them grow and develop together, side-by-side.
“I look forward to enhancing both teams and developing new and innovative key services for our expanding client base.”
Senior partner Mark Hirst said: “John brings to our firm a wealth of expertise and experience gained over several decades, including high-value and complex trust and probate matters, business protection trusts and, of course, the management of the affairs of vulnerable people.
“He is also experienced in leading and developing teams, and his warmth of personality struck us immediately.
“I am confident he will be a huge success in his role, ensuring we continue to support our vulnerable clients in a caring and effective way.”
Bromleys has maintained business as usual for clients during the lockdown, with staff working mostly from home while also maintaining a presence in the firm’s offices in Ashton-under-Lyne.