Double senior hire for law firm’s growing teams

Photo shows Andrew Wylde and John Padget

Law firm Lodders, which has offices in Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Henley in Arden, has grown its dispute resolution and private client teams.

Commercial litigation specialist Andrew Wylde joins Lodders as a senior associate in the firm’s 13-strong Dispute Resolution team, and trusts and estate planning specialist John Padget joins as an associate in the Private Client department.

Previously, Andrew led the commercial litigation team of East Midlands firm Ringrose Law Solicitors for five years, and was a partner at Irwin Mitchell.

John Padget will work solely in private client law, including providing advice on trusts and estates administration, estate planning, wills, lasting powers of attorney, inheritance tax, and capital gains tax.

John joins Lodders from Birmingham’s Meridian Private Client LLP where he was an associate working principally on estate planning for high net worth individuals.

Lodders’ managing partner Paul Mourton said: “The firm has seen sustained growth in instructions for both our private client and dispute resolution advice. Maintaining our pledge to recruit only the best in breed legal specialists and our commitment to providing the very best legal skill and client service, Andrew and John’s appointments represent significant additions to our expanding team.”