Let’s hear it for the girls at Wright Hassall

Tracy Ashby, Katie Deakin, Deborah Beal, Maya Elci, Milena Stras, Susan Floyd, Gaitri Majitha, Danielle Pawson, Katie Alsop
(l-r) Tracy Ashby, Katie Deakin, Deborah Beal, Maya Elci, Milena Stras, Susan Floyd, Gaitri Majitha, Danielle Pawson, and Katie Alsop.

Midlands law firm Wright Hassall has announced a new set of new appointments – and it’s a ladies slam dunk.

Associates Danielle Pawson and Maya Elci join Paralegal Gaitri Majitha within the firm’s contentious probate team. All three new recruits will be dealing with disputed estates while Danielle also bolsters the firm’s contested Court of Protection offering.

Senior Associate Deborah Beal and Solicitor Katie Deakin have also joined the private client team, dealing with matters relating to wills, trusts and tax planning.

The additions help increase the contentious probate team within the firm’s Olympus Avenue offices in Leamington Spa to seven, making it one of the largest in the Midlands, with the private client department expanding to nine.

Katie Alsop, a partner in Wright Hassall’s highly regarded contentious probate team, said: “With the additions of Danielle, Maya and Gaitri, we now have a team with considerable strength and depth which will enable us to build on our existing expertise.”

Danielle Pawson, joins from Clarion in Leeds, specialising in contentious Court of Protection work.

Joining from Hubbard Pegman Whitney in London, Maya Elci specialises in wills, trusts and probate disputes.

Gaitri Majitha arrives from Keoghs in Liverpool and assists across all matters within the contentious probate team.

The private client department welcomes Deborah Beal – who specialises in inheritance tax and trust advice – alongside Katie Deakin, both joining from Kidderminster-based Thursfields.