Berwins promotes four in life and business teams

Yorkshire law firm Berwins has promoted four solicitors to support growth in its life and business teams.

Natasha Guest (dispute resolution) and Kathy Varley (life) have been promoted to senior associate, while Dan Snedden (Court of Protection) and Sam Crich (commercial) have become associates.

The promotions come at the end of an exciting year for Berwins which has seen the launch of a new brand and identity as part of a strategic growth plan.

Commenting on the announcement, managing director Sarah Smith said: “We’re delighted to have made these appointments and to see the careers of these talented individuals blossom.”

“Since joining the firm, each has proved themselves to be exemplary professionals, committed not only to delivering the highest levels of client care and legal advice but also to taking a proactive approach to business growth.”

Guest has played an instrumental role in the growth of the Berwins dispute resolution team, which has acted in several complex cases—including those in the Court of Appeal—over the past 12 months. 

Varley, who is a qualified accountant as well as solicitor, offers families planning for the future with a fresh perspective on wills and trusts.

As part of his Court of Protection work, Snedden focuses on assisting people with capacity issues, helping their families with support where it is needed and empowering independence wherever possible.

Crich specialises in advising IT and technology companies on commercial agreements and data protection matters.

Harrogate and Leeds-based law firm Berwins has appointed Sarah Levrier as a solicitor in its commercial team.

Levrier, who completed her training contract with the firm, will support a range of businesses, particularly those engaged in the digital and technology industries.

Berwins appointed Sarah Levrier as a solicitor in its commercial team over the summer.

Pictured: Natasha Guest, Kathy Varley, Sam Crich and Dan Snedden