Senior lawyer returns to Midlands firm Wright Hassall          

Claire Halle-Smith has re-joined Wright Hassall (1)

A senior lawyer has re-joined Midlands firm Wright Hassall.

Claire Halle-Smith has returned to the commercial team of Leamington-based Wright Hassall after leaving last summer to join Penningtons in Oxford.

She will work across Wright Hassall’s commercial law team.

Claire said: “It’s a great team of people here and that was certainly a big reason for wanting to return.

“It’s an exciting time to join Wright Hassall – not only with Phil Wilding’s appointment as managing partner providing a new direction for the company – but also with a great diversity of work coming into the team at the moment.”

Pete Maguire, partner and head of commercial, added: “We’re delighted to see Claire back with us to help us with our growth ambitions and our fantastic client base.

Wright Hassall’s employment team has also welcomed new staff members to meet increased demand.

Solicitor Kashmir Dosanjh has joined from Askews Legal and will work across all aspects of employment law, especially advising and supporting clients in their day-to-day employment and HR queries.

Ellis Burns has joined as a paralegal, providing daily support to the team as she works towards taking her legal practice course to qualify as a solicitor.

Gemma Clark has also qualified into the employment team and will work on day-to-day employment enquiries in addition to advising and representing employers and employees in employment tribunal proceedings.

The employment team has expanded its staffing numbers to nine in the past 12 months, having also welcomed Solicitor Sophia Wahba and seen Georgia Wood become a newly CIDP-qualified advisor.