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Wards announces new Partnership and full TEP accreditation for lawyers

  • 4th Aug 2020

Wards Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Rachael Thomas to Partner.

Rachael is an experienced Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity solicitor, and deals with Will drafting, Inheritance Tax and Administration of Estates, along with Mental Capacity work including Lasting Powers of Attorney.  She qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Rachael has also just qualified for full TEP membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading worldwide industry body for senior practitioners that represents the highest of professional standards.

Newly accredited TEP lawyers

In addition, Solicitor Emily Moberly and Solicitor Associate Alison Mellor who work in Wards’ Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity teams have also been newly accredited with full TEP membership. This brings the total number of fully qualified TEP solicitors at Wards to 13.

Commenting, Wards’ Managing Partner David Sheridan said: “We are lucky to have a whole host of talented individuals within the business, and as our firm continues its growth, we are committed to helping them develop further with their careers. Rachael’s promotion and Emily and Alison’s achievements are a reflection of their hard work and dedication, even during these difficult times, and demonstrate the high level of expertise we offer our clients across our range of services. ”

Rachael Thomas’s promotion to Partner follows a record number of promotions announced by Wards Solicitors this summer.  In June, the firm created four new Partnerships, and promoted two of its solicitors to Associate level.

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