Morrish Solicitors strengthens team with new appointments

Morrish Solicitors strengthens team with new appointments

Morrish Solicitors has made a number of new appointments, strengthening its position as a Leeds law firm and as a national trade union specialist. 

Tom Morrish has taken over as senior partner from Paul Scholey. Morrish will continue his roles as the firm’s finance partner and head of the wills and estates team.

His appointment recognises his long-standing contribution to Morrish Solicitors. Discussing his new appointment, Morrish commented: “I am delighted to have accepted the role as senior partner, it gives me great satisfaction to be able to maintain the Morrish family connection. I wish Paul the best as he continues to be an active partner in the firm.”  

Scholey will keep working closely with Morrish’s trade union clients and their members. He said: “It’s been an absolute privilege to be senior partner. We’ve expanded our client base locally, regionally and nationally, and grown our profile in the trade union world. I’m really proud of the work done by all our staff, and I know [managing partner] David [Sorensen] will take the firm from strength to strength with Tom as senior partner and a great team around the partnership table.”  

Joining the firm’s partnership is Anna Sari, who has worked at Morrish Solicitors since graduating in 2008.

Specialising in medical negligence cases, she has a wide range of experience in claims, including birth injury, delayed cancer diagnosis, GP negligence, orthopaedic injuries, gynaecological and obstetric injury and gastronomy.

Her appointment recognises her years of dedicated service to Morrish Solicitors and its clients, and the growing caseloads within the clinical negligence team. On being appointed as a partner, Sari commented: “I am absolutely delighted and proud to have been promoted to partner. I am very much looking forward to a new challenge and contributing to the continued growth of the medical negligence team and future success of the firm.”   

Employment solicitor Tony Rippon has been promoted to associate solicitor. Starting at Morrish Solicitors in 2013 as a paralegal, Rippon finished his training with the firm before specialising in employment law.

His promotion reflects his excellent work and the ongoing expansion of the employment team. Speaking of his promotion, Rippon said: “I’m delighted to have been promoted to associate solicitor. I have always felt supported in my personal development here. I advise clients from a diverse background across a wide range of sectors on all aspects of employment law. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of the firm in my new role.” 

Other appointments have been made, with Haylee Chambers and Paul Farrell joining as solicitors in the employment team, Ikhlas Ahmed as a legal executive in the wills and estate team, Lawrence Ofori and Erin Garnham appointed as trainee solicitors, Rosie Brookes as a legal assistant in the employment team, and Hannah Neville as a legal assistant in the personal injury team. 

Instrumental in leading Morrish Solicitors through this exciting period is managing partner David Sorensen (pictured). Appointed in February 2020, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic, Sorensen has played an essential role in managing the firm and supporting its clients through an unprecedented period.

He commented: “I’m delighted to be managing partner of one of Leeds’ oldest independent law firms and to see the firm grow during what has been a challenging but overall positive year for the firm. These promotions and changes demonstrate our growth and our strong pool of talent. I would like to congratulate everyone on their promotion.”

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