New partner and appointments at law firm Willans

Willans Suzanne-ORiordan

Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP is continuing its expansion with a newly-promoted partner and more new appointments.

Suzanne O’Riordan has been named as the firm’s newest partner, having been with the firm for more than 20 years. Suzanne has led the firm’s residential property team in recent years and now brings the firm’s count of partners to 12.

The firm has also five additional legal experts to further strengthen its private client and commercial offerings.

Solicitor Tom O’Riordan re-joins Willans’ wills, trusts & probate team after working at Lodders. The firm also welcomes private client executive Sian Devereux-Renny.

From Tayntons, solicitor James Melvin-Bath is appointed to the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution team, alongside solicitor Jessica Whooley who joins from Porter Dodson and Jade Blackwell joins from Hughes Paddison as a legal executive.

Managing Partner Bridget Redmond said: “Despite the pandemic and recession, many areas of the business are experiencing increased client demand. We are pleased to welcome five talented new faces; I’m confident that each will help us continue to deliver the responsive, approachable and quality service that our clients appreciate.”

Bridget added “I am delighted that Suzanne is our newest partner. She has earned an excellent reputation in the county as a leading practitioner in the field of residential property law, and has been doing a fantastic job of leading the department. Suzanne’s promotion recognises that she is a great asset to the residential property team, and to the firm as a whole.”