Willans’ private client team grows with two new hires

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Willan Kristie Rhodes and Janine Guthrie of Willans

Two lawyers have joined the private client division of Willans.

Janine Guthrie, a chartered legal executive with more than 12 years’ experience joins the wills, trusts & probate team as an associate, and solicitor Kristie Rhodes joins the firm’s family law department.

Gloucestershire native Janine Guthrie joins from WSP, having previously worked in a City firm.

She said: “Willans has a fantastic reputation for wills, trusts & probate and is one of the largest, most experienced private client teams in the area. I am delighted to join the team and look forward to meeting and helping a wide range of new clients.”

Kristie Rhodes, who also joins from WSP.

She said: “I am excited to be joining a well-established, reputable firm like Willans.”

Managing partner Bridget Redmond said: “We’re experiencing a sustained increase in demand for many of our legal services, despite the current economic climate. It is a privilege for Willans to be able to attract such high-calibre lawyers, and Janine and Kristie’s expertise and approachable manner make them an excellent fit for the firm.”

Willans was established in 1947 and employs around 80 people from its Gloucestershire offices.