Emsleys expands key teams with three new appointments

Emsleys expands key teams with three new appointments

Leeds-based law firm Emsleys has appointed Jane Harrison, Anna Barnard and Poppy Walker to its personal injury, family law and wills and probate teams, respectively.

Harrison returned to Emsleys in March. She originally completed her training and qualified as a solicitor with the firm in 2001, where she remained for a further nine years before moving on to gain further experience elsewhere.

Andrew Greenwood, managing director and head of personal injury at Emsleys, said: “We are delighted to welcome personal injury solicitor, Jane Harrison, to Emsleys and the personal injury team.”

Harrison is an expert in dealing with employer’s liability, public liability, fatal accident, catastrophic injury and industrial disease claims, according to Emsleys. She has successfully pursued countless claims for claimants and has had success at Court of Appeal level.

Commenting on her return to the firm, Harrison said: “Returning to Emsleys has been a great move for me. I am part of an excellent and knowledgeable team, and after one month back, I feel like I have never been away. I really enjoy working for such a reputable and dedicated firm and feel I am here to stay this time!”

Associate solicitor Anna Barnard (pictured, right) joined the busy family team at Emsleys earlier this year.

Barnard, a Polish national and fluent in the language, completed her LLB law degree as well as the legal practice course at Huddersfield University. She qualified as a solicitor in 2018 and completed her training contract in small boutique firm in North Yorkshire where she worked for five years before moving to another firm in West Yorkshire.

Commenting on Barnard’s appointment, Gabbie Clasper, head of family law at Emsleys, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Anna to our team at Emsleys. She combines a friendly approach with professional and clear advice to help clients understand the process and ensure that they feel fully supported throughout their case.”

“Anna’s excellent listening ability is also important to be able to build relationships and engender confidence. Client care is paramount in this specialist area of law and Anna demonstrates sensitivity and empathy for each and every client that she represents.”

Barnard said: “I am delighted to further my career at Emsleys. Creating a great place to work is the difference between a good company and a great company, and I am proud to be an employee of a latter.”

Finally, Poppy Walker (pictured, left) has joined the wills and probate team. She qualified as a solicitor in 2020 with another firm before recently moving back to her home county of Yorkshire to continue her career with Emsleys.

Walker specialises in Court of Protection work, preparing wills and lasting powers of attorney, and administration of deceased estates.

Elizabeth E Webb, head of wills and probate at Emsleys, said: “I am thrilled that Poppy is now part of the team, we are a very busy team and Poppy has proven herself already, gaining really positive feedback from our clients, she has certainly hit the ground running.”

Walker added: “I am really looking forward to specialising in an area that I have always enjoyed in my career so far and am already enjoying working with my colleagues and clients at Emsleys who have made it so easy to settle in.”

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