By: 24 June 2024
Two new partner promotions at Wrigleys Solicitors

Yorkshire-based firm Wrigleys Solicitors has promoted two solicitors to partner as key departments continue to grow.

 

Joanna Blackman

Wrigleys has promoted Joanna Blackman to partner in the firm’s specialist charities and social economy department. Formerly a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, after a successful career in finance, Joanna opted to make a career change and joined Wrigleys in 2013. There, she qualified as a solicitor and has risen through the ranks over the last decade.

Joanna advises charities, their trading subsidiaries, and social enterprises on a wide range of charity law and other legal matters. This includes providing governance support and trustee training, advising on registrations, constitutional amendments, and structural transactions such as incorporations, mergers, and asset transfers. Joanna has a particular interest in the health and social care sector and will further develop the firm’s offering within this market in her new role as partner.

Speaking of her new position, Joanna said: “I am delighted to be embarking on the next phase of my legal career here at Wrigleys, where I continue to be inspired by those around me after entering the world of charity law 10 years ago.  I feel privileged to work with such talented colleagues and wonderfully committed clients, and I am honoured to have been made a partner.”

Clare Lawrence, partner in the charities and social economy team, said: “We are delighted that Joanna Blackman has been promoted to partner. Jo is a charity governance specialist and is a key member of the team here at Wrigleys. She is a trusted adviser to a wide range of charity clients and has built a reputation for advising almshouse charities and independent schools. We are excited to welcome her into the partnership and to be part of this new phase of her career.”

 

Hannah Allen

After six years at Wrigleys, the firm has promoted Hannah Allen to partner in the private client department.

She provides specialist tax and succession planning advice and handles all aspects of private client work, including wills and powers of attorney. Hannah advises individuals and trustees on trust formation, taxation, and ongoing management, including tax-efficient restructuring. She is also highly specialised in drafting pre  and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Hannah commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the partnership at Wrigleys. The firm is completely committed to providing the best possible advice and support to clients, and it’s inspiring to work alongside such experienced private client specialists.”

Speaking of the promotions, Marie-Louise Hamilton, managing partner at Wrigleys, added: “Both Joanna and Hannah are hugely talented legal experts and their promotions are thoroughly deserved. During their time with Wrigleys, each has made a valued contribution to their respective practice area and the firm’s continued success – I look forward to seeing the positive impact they’ll make in their new role as partner.”

 

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Emma Cockings
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