Morrish makes appointments across the firm

Morrish makes appointments across the firm

Yorkshire law firm Morrish Solicitors has made and plans new appointments to several of its teams, including Mark Laird as head of property. 

Laird has many years of experience working in property law. He qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007 and since then has specialised in all aspects of residential conveyancing.

David Sorensen, managing partner at Morrish, commented: “We are very excited for Mark to be our new head of property. Our property team have worked very hard during the entire pandemic and Mark joins us as we start to move out of the lockdowns and with his experience, skills and dynamism will help us to continue to grow.”

Roisin Hulme will also be joining Morrish as a medical negligence solicitor. Her appointment reflects the ongoing growth in this team.

Until 2017, Hulme worked on personal injury claims, initially representing victims of occupational stress and road traffic accidents. Since then, she has specialised in medical negligence law, and is experienced in handling a variety of claims, including delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, accident and emergency, and dental.

On top of these appointments, trainee solicitors Hanan Hewitson and Carrie King are set to qualify as solicitors in early September.

Hewitson will join the firm’s employment rights team and King will join the personal injury and dispute resolution teams. Both will also act as mentors as part of Morrish’s new mentoring scheme.  

Hewitson commented: “I have worked towards qualifying as a solicitor for the last 10 years, so I am very excited the day has finally come. I am looking forward to starting this new chapter in my career and remaining at the firm that has done so much for me.”

King added: “Having worked for Morrish for seven years, I was thrilled when asked to start as a NQ solicitor come September. I have thoroughly enjoyed my two years of training and I look forward to the next chapter.”

In addition, Morrish is launching a new apprenticeship scheme in 2022. The firm will seek to take on one university graduate and one A-level student, offering a work-based pathway to the profession for ambitious and highly competent learners. 

This year, Lawrence Ofori and Erin Garnham will begin their training contracts with the firm next month, bringing the firm’s total number of trainee solicitors to five. Both started their careers at Morrish in 2020, supporting the medical negligence and employment teams, respectively, as legal assistants.

Garnham said: “I am overjoyed to be offered the opportunity to begin my legal career at a fantastic firm. I am looking forward to what the future holds for me as a trainee solicitor.”

Ofori added: “I am delighted to have attained a training contract at Morrish. It’s been a culmination of years of hard work and determination but an invaluable experience. I cannot wait to get started within the new role and contribute towards the future success of the firm.”

Two new legal assistants, Matthew Logue and Lucy Wilson, will also be joining the personal injury team at Morrish in September.

Logue will assist solicitors Martin Bare, Dominic Hughes and Tanya Kilmartin with their growing caseloads, while Wilson will work alongside partner John Morrison. 

Pictured: Mark Laird, Hanan Hewitson, Lawrence Ofori, David Sorensen, Erin Garnham and Carrie King
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